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Scammer impersonating Norfolk Deputy in jury duty scheme

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 17:13:21-05

Norfolk, Va. – The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office wants you to be careful when taking a call from someone who claims to be from their office.

They say someone is impersonating a Norfolk Deputy and they’ve been getting dozens of calls from residents who say they’ve received “questionable calls.”

They say the person is telling them that they’ve missed jury duty and they need to pay a fine or spend one day in jail.

The victims are then being told to put $1,000 on a prepaid card while they are on the phone with the individual. If they hang up, the scammer then threatens to send someone out to arrest them.

Once this money is on the card, the victims are asked to read the card number off to the person who is impersonating the officer so that he can verify the money wen into the kiosk.

If you’ve received a call like this one, please to call police at 757-664-7026.

Officers want to remind you that this is a scam, and correspondence regarding jury duty is always done through the mail.

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office will never call asking for money.