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Callaway County deputies warn of phone scam

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is warning people in mid-Missouri about a jury duty phone scam.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, between Tuesday and Thursday, deputies received several reports of the scam.

A male caller is contacting people by phone claiming to be a deputy with the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office. The caller tells the subject there’s a warrant for their arrest for failing to appear for jury duty.

People are told they can get rid of the warrant after sharing personal information, such as Social Security numbers.

The Sheriff’s Office reminded citizens it’s not standard practice for it to call people about an arrest warrant.

Deputies also said an arrest warrant cannot be resolved over the telephone.

You can face possible repercussions for failing to appear for jury duty, but those are created in the court system. Anyone who faces sanctions will be notified personally by a law enforcement officer or a court official.

The Sheriff’s Office suggested never giving out personal or financial information over an unsolicited telephone call.

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