Racine County Sheriff's Office warning against "missed jury duty" scam

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Racine County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens after taking several complaints regarding telephone fraud.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the suspect calls a potential victim and identifies himself as a supervisor from the Racine County Sheriff's Office, advising the victim they missed a jury duty summons. When questioned, the suspect advises he is also investigating the US Postal Service for failure to deliver the summons.

According to officials, the suspect then demands that the victim goes to a Walgreens or similar store and purchases pre-paid gift cards before calling back with the gift card number and pins.

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind all citizens that these type of calls are fraudulent.

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office and other government agencies DO NOT solicit or accept fine payments of any kind in the form of pre-paid gift cards, Itunes cards, Amazon cards, etc.

If you have been a victim of this fraud, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

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