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Jul-06-2014 11:52printcomments

Jury Duty Scam Hits Linn County

Telephone scams are a serious crime that continues to grow throughout America.

Linn County Jury Scam
The Linn County Sheriff's office would like to remind citizens to be on the lookout for possible fraud involving telephone scams. Image: Salem-News.com

(ALBANY, Ore. ) - The Linn County Sheriff's office would like to remind citizens to be on the lookout for possible fraud involving telephone scams.

Undersheriff Jim Yon says as of Wednesday, his office has taken seven reports involving a scam that claims the victim did not show up for jury duty as required by law.

The caller claims to be a Deputy with Linn County, saying the victim can resolve the issue by loading money on a pre-paid card. The victim will then give the caller a card number and an amount to resolve the warrant.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement do not request money over the telephone to pay for any warrant or citation.

If you receive a telephone call similar to this and believe you are a victim of a scam, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

To protect you from fraud involving scams, the Linn County Sheriff's Office recommends that everyone check and monitor their financial accounts and credit report.

Be smart on your passwords and be careful where you purchase items online. Do not open e-mails from unknown sources and always shred sensitive documents that might contain personal information.

Never give out your Social Security Number and make sure you keep personal information secure in your home.

Source: Linn County Sheriff's Office




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