PHONE SCAM PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT–12/21/17

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PHONE SCAM PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

December 21, 2017

El Paso, Texas - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office wants to make the citizens of El Paso County aware of a telephone scam that has claimed several victims.

Several people around El Paso County have received phone calls from an individual identifying themselves as an employee of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The scammer/OFFENDER claims that a jury summons was ignored and that there is a warrant for arrest for Jury duty Non-Attendance and they must either make a payment or report to Sheriff’s Office Headquarters to resolve the matter.

Victor Ramirez who is a Supervisor of Jury Selection at the El Paso County Courthouse advised our investigators that they will NEVER call anyone by phone to advise them that they missed Jury Duty.  The Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind citizens that they will never be contacted by phone requesting payment for outstanding criminal warrants.

If anyone has been a victim of these scams, please contact the proper authorities. El Paso Police Department non-emergency number is 915-832-4400 and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 915-832-4408.

Published 21 December 2017 04:55 PM by leantunez

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