The scam involves a caller who identifies himself as either a court employee or a law enforcement officer – usually with local law enforcement – contacting a member of the public and alleging that person failed to report for jury service. The caller says that an arrest warrant has been issued and then asks the individual for a payment in order to cancel the arrest warrant.
At least one person in Grand County has reported receiving such a call. In that case, the caller asked for a payment of $400 to cancel the warrant, according to a police report.
The caller typically asks for a payment of $400 to $900, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The caller also sometimes asks for other personal information such as birthday, social security number, and credit card numbers.
Anyone who receives such a call should hang up and contact the Grand County Sheriff’s Office at 435-259-8115, or the Moab Police Department at 435-259-8938.