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Muskogee Co. Sheriff's Office receives reports of jury duty scam

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 15:57:26-05

MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- Muskogee County Sheriff said just before noon today the office was flooded with multiple phone calls about someone calling the victims saying they missed jury duty.

Sheriff Rob Frazier said the caller told the victims they had an arrest warrant for contempt of court.

Frazier said the scammer is posing as an employee with the Muskogee, Wagoner, Tulsa, Creek County sheriff’s offices.

Authorities said the scammer told the victims to go to a shopping center, and load up a money cards and once they get that amount to call back the scammer to receive instructions on where to send it.

Sheriff Frazier said no one from his office would ever someone to solicit money and if someone in fact missed jury duty, courtesy calls wouldn’t be issued to anyone for missing jury duty or having a warrant.

Frazier said if the call involves the sheriffs office, alert them to the possible scam.

The sheriff’s office said people can always call them directly to confirm if a warrant has been issued for them or people can check to see if they have a warrant online.

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