Jury duty phone scam circulating in Cllalam County, deputies say

Jury duty phone scam circulating in Cllalam County, deputies say

CLALLAM COUNTY, Wash. — A jury duty phone scam is circulating in Cllalam County, according to deputies with the Cllalam County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said concerned residents recently reported receiving phone calls from someone identifying themselves as "Sgt. Brad Baker with the Clallam County Sheriff's Office."

According to deputies, the caller then says the resident missed jury duty and and as a result, will have a warrant issued for their arrest.

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"The scammers are getting very convincing and try their best to con you out of money or personal information," a spokesperson for the Sherif's Office wrote in a news release.

Deputies said the phone number the scammers have been using is "spoofed" and appears to be from the Clallam County Sheriff's Office and makes it "nearly impossible" to track.

"Impersonating law enforcement to scam people out of money is an extremely egregious act and against the law," officials said.

Anyone who receives the suspicious phone call can report it on the Federal Trade Commissioner's website.

Deputies also reminded residents that they do not contact citizens regarding jury duty or outstanding warrants.

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