Warning: Don't fall for the jury duty scam
PULASKI COUNTY (KATV) —
A scam that's been going on for several months is back and some Arkansans have fallen victim to it.
Unfortunately, as recent as this month, someone fell victim to the jury duty scam and was scammed out of around $1,200 according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.
PCSO Lieutenant Cody Burk told KATV they'll never call you for missed jury duty, or ask for personal banking information over the phone.
Little Rock resident Terri Kinder almost fell for a jury duty scam on Thursday after receiving a call from a man claiming to be with the PCSO notifying her that she had a failure to appear warrant for missing jury duty.
"And then he said, have you been trouble with your mail and I said, well yes as a matter of fact I have had some issues with my mail, and he said well perhaps it didn't get to you in the mail but we have to clear this issue up, it's a serious issue," said Kinder.
Kinder said the man, claiming to be Lt. Burk, advised she head to the court house in the morning to resolve the issue, but when she woke up the next day, she just felt like something wasn't right. She added that she called the real sheriff's office and heard the real Lt. Burk that’s when she realized it was a different voice and a scam.
"It's so scary to think about how much people can find out about you, because he knew...he knew my date of birth, my phone number, he knew our business PO number, address...he knew everything,” added Kinder.
"The scammer will check to see if you're on the way to the court house or on the way to the sheriff's office and that point they will ask…I can't meet you, can you leave or can you give me the number to the debit card, I had to leave the office please give me those numbers so I can verify them,” said Lt. Burk.