Scammer claims to be Rowan County sheriff’s deputy, asks for money to satisfy costs of missed jury duty
Published 1:48 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2018
SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports Tuesday from residents of Davidson County that a caller claiming to be a Rowan County deputy said he had warrants for their arrest for failure to appear for jury duty.
The Sheriff’s Office says the calls are a scam.
The caller told the residents they would have to pay court costs and fines to avoid arrest. Generally, he asked for about $1,000.
The caller asked residents to provide credit or bank account information or to go to Food Lion in Spencer to wire the money.
The caller was using the number 704-225-6215. A voice-mail message at that number identifies it as the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office says it does not contact residents with a request to pay money or ask them for credit or bank account information, and it would never direct people to wire-transfer money.
Anyone with information about the calls should contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8500.