Kenton Sheriff Warns of Jury Duty Scam

 

Kenton County Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn says his office is receiving calls from the public about a scam.

According to the calls, county residents are being told that they are speaking with a law enforcement officer, specifically from the Kenton County Sheriff's Office. 

The caller identifies themselves as being an officer, maybe a sergeant or a lieutenant, a news release said, and that they are calling about missed jury duty.

In order to avoid arrest, the caller warns, the recipient of the call is directed to buy retail credit cards.

Korzenborn said this is a scam and that a law enforcement officer would never call and demand payment in order to "take care of a situation."

The sheriff urges residents not to engage scam callers and not to give them any personal information or payment over the phone. Do not agree to meet them, Korzenborn said; instead, hang up on them, he suggested.

The sheriff said that continued nuisance calls can be directed to Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's Office of Consumer Protection at 888.432.9527.

-Staff report