BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – The Brunswick County’s Sheriff’s office has sent out a scam alert to warn of a caller that is claiming to be a deputy to extort money, using a legitimate name from the Brunswick County Sherriff’s Office.
The scammer calls and claims there are warrants for the person for not arriving to jury duty and they have to pay a fine or they risk being arrested.
The Sheriff’s Office does not call to demand a fine or to threaten arrest and would encourage residents to not provide any information, even from what appears to be a Sheriff’s Office number, and to reach out directly for any questions.
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