Jury Duty Scam Spreads To Shawnee Co.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A jury duty scam has spread to Shawnee Co. The Sheriff's Office says two people in the rural part of the county received calls saying they owed fines for missing jury duty.

The caller reportedly claimed to be a law enforcement officer and provided a phone number to pay the fines. According to the sheriff's office, calling the number resulted in a series of prompts, including some that asked for personal bank information or other methods of payment.

The sheriff's office added a reminder that in the event someone missed jury duty, a Jury Coordinator would send a post card with information on how to contact their office.

At no time, they said, would the jury coordinator contact someone asking for money.

If you feel you are a victim of a scam, the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office asks you to call them at at 251-2200.