LITCHFIELD (WJON News) - A new phone scam is making its way through our community.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve received several reports of residents getting calls from someone claiming to be a Sergeant with the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office. The caller asks for money because of missed jury duty or a warrant for their arrest.

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The Sheriff’s Office says they will never:

  • demand money because you’ve missed a jury summons or have a warrant,
  • make payment arrangements by phone,
  • take gift cards as payment for fines.

While this is not a new phone scam, there seems to be an increase in scammers targeting residents and using the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office’s name during the scam.

If you get a phone call from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office demanding that you pay money, hang up and call the Meeker County Dispatch Center (320-693-5400)  to report it.



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