Jury phone scam hits county

 


A telephone scam that has been going around the Cheyenne area has come to Carbon County as of Thursday.

The scam involves a caller who identifies himself as Deputy Sergeant Mathews who says he is calling to advise you that you have missed jury duty and, as such, a warrant has been issued for your arrest. The scammer then requests that you purchase gift cards in the amount of $1,500 for payment to avoid arrest.

According to the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office a similar scam has occurred in Carbon County in the past.

The Sheriff’s Office advises that at no time will you receive a call from...



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