DECEMBER 10, 2015
PULASKI COUNTY RESIDENTS WARNED ABOUT JURY DUTY SCAM
Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde warns county residents about phone scam.
Little Rock, AR, December 10, 2015– Several residents have reported getting calls saying they are from the Sheriff’s office and there is a warrant out for their arrest.
Several Pulaski County residents have contacted the County stating that they have been contacted by someone with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office stating that they had missed jury duty and a warrant had been issued for their arrest. The victims were all told that the only way to avoid arrest was to immediately pay a fine. Then they are instructed that they can pay the warrant fee over the phone with a credit or debit card and the warrant will be recalled.
In addition, some victims reported that the caller indicated they could purchase a “money card” and call the number provided by the “deputy” to give him the number on the card for the payment of the warrant fee. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office does not collect fines, nor would they contact individuals and ask them to pay something over the phone. In addition, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office does not take credit or debit cards for any of the services that are offered.
Anyone who has been contacted under similar circumstances is advised to contact the Pulaski Sheriff’s office via phone (501) 340-6940 or online at https://pcso.org/.
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