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EBRSO warning citizens of jury duty phone scam

5 years 2 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, September 20 2017 Sep 20, 2017 September 20, 2017 7:12 AM September 20, 2017 in News

BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of phone scams where a caller poses as a Sheriff's Deputy. 

According to a news release, the victim is told they missed jury duty and can avoid being arrested by paying a fine. The caller then gives the address of EBRSO headquarters to make it seem credible. Then they instruct the victim to stay in their vehicles and make a payment to a prepaid card. 

EBRSO officials say they do not call prospective jurors or ask for money to pay fines over the phone. 

They are asking anyone with information regarding the phone scam to contact them at 225-389-5000 or call Crime Stoppers. 

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