Sheriff's office warning residents about jury duty scam
SPARTANBURG, SC - The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a jury duty scam.
In the calls to local residents, the caller identified himself as Sgt. Mark Pharris, badge number 1405, with the Sheriff's Office warrant unit at the courthouse. The caller tells residents that they signed a paper in reference to jury duty, and they failed to appear and he has issued a warrant for their arrest, according to a statement from the Sheriff's Office.
The caller then says residents can purchase a prepaid credit card and give him the number on the card and the warrant will be cancelled.
The victims gave officers a number from where the call was made, and a voice message states it is “Mark Pharris” from the sheriff's warrant unit. The phone now appears to have been disabled, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office is urging residents that the calls are a scam, and to file an incident report if you have been called.
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