SCAM ALERT: Officials warn NHC residents of jury duty scam - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

SCAM ALERT: Officials warn NHC residents of jury duty scam

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - If you receive a call saying you missed jury duty and must pay a fine, it's likely that it's a scam.

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is sending out a fraud alert to citizens warning of this jury duty scam. 

According to officials, a man calls and accuses the victim of failing to show up for jury duty and that they must pay a fine. The caller then informs the victim that they can purchase a permit from CVS or Walgreens that would forgive them of any fines.

Officials strongly urge residents to disregard such phone calls. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at (910)798-4162(910)798-4162.

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