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Jury Duty Scam
Tuesday, 29 April 2014

April 29--  A jury duty telephone scam which has been going on around the country has hit Toombs County.

Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight says a man posing as a sheriff's officer is calling people demanding they pay a fine or face going to jail for missing jury duty.

"He's calling people in Toombs County saying he's Lieutenant Tommy Daniels  representing the Toombs County Sheriff's Office.  He's says they've missed jury duty and to keep them from going to jail, they can pay a fine of $500.  He tells them to go and get a card from Walmart and put $500 on it and then call in the number so he can get the money off the card.  That's a scam," Sheriff Kight said.

One person in Toombs County fell for it, according to the sheriff, who advises people to hang up and call his office or 911 to report the call.

When you get phone calls of any type soliciting or demanding money or personal information, hang up.  Legitimate businesses and agencies don't deal with their customers or clients in that manner, the sheriff said.

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