Well ladies and gentlemen the scam artists are back at it again. We have had multiple calls about someone identifying their-selves as Deputy Woods and they or a family member missed jury duty. The caller goes onto say they will be arrested if they do not pay a fine immediately. It is a scam.
Rest assured this is not how we operate. We do not ask for money, we simply show up and take you to jail (but not for missing jury duty). Just ask the many people we have had warrants on and showed up at their house. Also there is no jury duty going on right now, a letter was sent out indicating you must sign up by the end of the month (which means it hasn’t been missed), and we haven't had a Deputy Woods since 2013.
Most of the time if a person is asking for money immediately by amazon card, gift card, or money order it is going to be a scam. Unless you call them to purchase something do not give people money over the phone. Be smart if you think it is a scam before you give them any banking information, money order information, or gift card information ask them to call you back. Call us immediately so we can help. In today's situation all the callers called us before they turned over any money. The calls unfortunately are not coming from our area and not from inside the country.
Also answering the phone, "Fraud Department" to unknown calls can help also....