Luzerne County Issues Scam Warning

December 06, 2017 - 2:14 pm

Scam Warning from the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department:

Several area residents have received phone calls from people claiming to be from the Luzerne County Judiciary or the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department stating that they have missed jury duty and must pay a fine over the phone to avoid arrest. **Please be aware, the Sheriff’s Department does not make phone calls to wanted persons and never asks for payment over the phone.** These scammers have already taken thousands of dollars from area residents and are currently under investigation.

If anyone feels that they are a victim of a scam or if they receive one of these phone calls, they should report the incident to the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office at 570-825-1674 and Federal Trade Commission at the following links:

Reporting Frauds and Scams:
Information on Frauds and Scams:

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