DES MOINES, Iowa — Law enforcement officials in central Iowa are warning of a familiar phone scam.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office tells KCCI (http://bit.ly/2u9KUwy ) that people are receiving telephone calls claiming to be from the sheriff’s office. The caller tells recipients there is a signed a warrant for their arrest for not showing up for jury duty. Victims are then told to retrieve a large amount of cash and follow further instructions to avoid being arrested.
Officials say deputies do not discuss or take care of valid warrants over the telephone.
Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com