The following ALERT is from Heather S. DeWees, Clerk Circuit Court for Carroll County, MD:
RECENT JURY DUTY SCAM ALERT:
In this phone scam, the caller claims to work Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and tells the person he or she “did not report for jury duty” and has a “bench warrant” for their arrest. The scammer’s phone number may show 410-386-5900 because the caller has “spoofed” or manipulated the phone call to appear to be from the Sheriff’s main phone line. The caller demands payment over the phone through Cash App or Zelle. The caller may ask the person to go to the Sheriff’s Office and turn themselves into the Sheriff after they to go to a grocery store or CVS and buy a Money-Pak Prepaid Debit Card to be used at the Carroll County Detention Center Commissary Machine. Sometimes, the caller states that they are Sgt. Barry Davis or Lt. Mark Johnson of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. No one by these names work for the Sheriff’s Office. This phone call is a scam. If you get a call like this, HANG UP. Maryland Courts, Sheriff’s Offices and Jury Offices do not call citizens to get payment over the phone for a fine for missing jury duty. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office does not take payments through a machine for missing jury duty. If you have any questions about Jury Duty, please call the Carroll County Jury Office at 410-386-2093.