According to CCSO, the scammers are targeting residents by falsely claiming they’ve missed jury duty. The scheme works by asking victims to buy gift cards as a way of avoiding arrest or legal consequences for missing jury duty.
“This is a SCAM! Do not send money or purchase any gift cards for payment,” CCSO said in a Facebook post.
If you receive this type of phone call, please get in touch with the sheriff’s office non-emergency number to report the incident. The sheriff’s office can be reached at 904-264-6512.