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Residents in Marion County reported receiving scam phone calls.


According to a release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, people claiming to be members of the sheriff's office tell potential victims that they failed to show up for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for their arrest unless they pay a fine.


The scammer speaks to the victim long enough to try and get personal information such as social security number, date of birth, credit card or bank account information.


Victims are then told to buy a reloadable Visa card at local stores and then supplies a phone number to call to give the card information once it is purchased.


The sheriff’s office will never call and ask for personal information and never collect money over the phone. If you have questions call the Marion County Sheriff's Office 740-382-8244 and select Option number 2 before sending any money.


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