Scam alert: Shelby Co. officials warn of scam involving jury duty

SHELBY CO., Ala. (WIAT) — If you get a call about missing jury duty, be careful it’s most likely a scam and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office wants to know about it if it happens to you.

Investigators are looking into phone calls from someone who claims to be from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. They say, scam artists will claim you forgot to show up for jury duty, and a warrant has been issued for your arrest. Then, the callers say they can accept payment for the fine over the telephone.

The Sheriff’s office says, don’t give them any personal information, and don’t pay them anything over the phone.

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