Part 11 In an effort to safeguard our community; we have launched an 11 part series on the common types of scams used to defraud people of money. It is our hope to educate our residents on the “red flag” indicators of scams so it can be shared with friends/family and prevent future victimization. Warrant/Jury Duty Scam - Did you get a call from “Officer Smith” or “Deputy Smith” who informed you that you missed jury duty or that you have a warrant for not paying fines? Do they want you to wire money, send a money order, or send them pre-paid credit cards/gift cards? Don’t do it – It’s a scam. The telephone number that showed up might even be the local law enforcement number to the station, but it’s likely been “spoofed” to fool you. Law enforcement agencies do NOT accept “gift cards” as payment for fines and you don’t wire them money. Ask some questions and their story will likely fall apart. Remember the “red flags” for scams: -Payment in the form of Wire Transfers, Money Orders, or Prepaid Credit Cards/Gift Cards; -Payment must be immediate; and/or -If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.