State senators issue phone scam alert

SUSSEX COUNTY – State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, and Sen. Gary Simpson, R-Milford, Thursday issued an alert of a phone scam targeting residents throughout the state.

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State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn issued an alert warning residents of a phone scam pertaining to missed jury duty.

According to Sen. Pettyjohn, the scam involves a fake deputy informing you that you have missed jury duty and that a warrant has been issued for your arrest.

To avoid arrest, the caller then tells you to purchase a money order for $900 and then call back and provide them with the numbers shown on the money order.

“This is a scam!” said Sen. Pettyjohn. “Authorities are asking that you immediately hang up and contact either your local police or the state police.”

“Several local people have already been called,” said Sen. Simpson. “No, you don’t have to pay bail because you didn’t show up for a jury duty date you had no idea about.”

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