Sheriff’s Office warns of “missed jury duty” scam calls

 The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a recent imposter scam.

This evening residents of Carteret County are reporting fake phone calls from a person representing themselves as a Carteret County deputy sheriff. Citizens are reporting attempts to elicit money claiming the person has missed jury duty.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public a deputy will never call you and request money by phone or ask you to provide banking information.

Never give out your personal banking information, provide a credit or debit card number, wire money, or purchase gift cards and give out the numbers. These scammers will say anything to get you to send them money.

If you are the victim of a scam please call your local police department or call the Carteret County Communications Center at (252) 726-1911.