Sheriff warns of phone scam in Laurel County

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LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Laurel County Sheriff John Root is warning people about a phone scam using the department’s name.

Sheriff Root says someone is calling people, claiming to be with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department, even giving bogus deputy names.

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The caller claims the person failed to appear for jury duty and must pay a fine.

The sheriff’s office does not conduct its business over the phone.  Any papers, court processes or warrants that are served are done so in-person by a uniformed sheriff’s deputy with face-to-face contact.

Sheriff Root reminds people never to give out personal or financial information out to someone over the phone you don’t know.