Jury Duty Scam
KSAL Staff - April 25, 2016 11:45 am
A phone scam avoided by one man – fools another into making a $2,300 mistake.
Area law enforcement is warning citizens not to fall victim to a man who is pretending to be an officer with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office on the phone. The caller tells the victim they will be arrested for missing jury duty unless they pay a fine by sending prepaid cash cards.
The Sheriff’s Office says one man asked the scammer to talk with Sheriff Kochanowski or Undersheriff Soldan on the matter in which he replied, “I wouldn’t bother my superiors with something like this.”
Salina Police report that a 72-year-old man took the same call on Sunday, and was convinced enough to send over $2,300 to the scammer before family notified police and sent an officer to intervene.