Franklin County Sheriff's Office warns against phone scam

FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSLS 10) - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office wants you to be aware of a recent phone scam.

Authorities say people have been receiving calls about missing court or jury duty.

The caller says it's from the sheriff's office and that you need to pay a fine or will be arrested.

The victim is then directed to stay on the line and go to a business that sells Green Dot money cards or pac cards.

The sheriff's office says it does not collect money over the phone,.

Instead, it would issue a subpoena that would be served in person.

If you have information about this scam, call police.

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