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Burnet Police Warn Residents About Jury Duty Scam

Updated: Monday, August 11 2014, 11:54 AM CDT
The Burnet Police Department is warning residents about a jury duty scam.

The department says it received reports of a man calling residents and telling them that he has an arrest warrant for the person for failure to report to jury duty.

Police say the caller then tells the resident that if they want to avoid arrest, they can pay a fine to him by credit card and he will not arrest them.

The caller allegedly tells the residents to get a pre-paid debit card, VISA gift card or Green Dot Card, and to meet him outside the courthouse in Burnet.

Police say the caller then calls the victim a few minutes prior to the scheduled meeting and says he cannot make the meeting. He then advises the victim to provide the information on the card.

The male is calling from a 512 area code, police said.

The Burnet Police Department is warning citizens to be vigilant for this scam. Remember, no member of the Burnet Police Department or the Burnet County Sheriff's Office will ever call you and ask for your credit/debit card information over the phone.

Police ask residents to get as much information as possible, if contacted by this person. You should then call your local police agency.

If you feel that you may have a warrant for your arrest you can contact the Burnet County Sheriff's Office during normal business hours at 512-756-8080 and ask for the Warrants Deputy.Burnet Police Warn Residents About Jury Duty Scam


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