State, local law enforcement warn of jury duty scam
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A jury duty scam that has persisted nationwide has made it’s way to Moab and Grand County. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office and the administrative office of Utah State Courts issued alerts last week warning residents about the scam.

The scam involves a caller who identifies himself as either a court employee or a law enforcement officer – usually with local law enforcement – contacting a member of the public and alleging that person failed to report for jury service. The caller says that an arrest warrant has been issued and then asks the individual for a payment in order to cancel the arrest warrant.

At least one person in Grand County has reported receiving such a call. In that case, the caller asked for a payment of $400 to cancel the warrant, according to a police report.

The caller typically asks for a payment of $400 to $900, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The caller also sometimes asks for other personal information such as birthday, social security number, and credit card numbers.

Anyone who receives such a call should hang up and contact the Grand County Sheriff’s Office at 435-259-8115, or the Moab Police Department at 435-259-8938.

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