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State warns of jury duty scam involving fake deputies

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:54 p.m. HST, Feb 03, 2014

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety is warning the public about a scam involving people impersonating sheriff deputies.

According to the warning, the imposters claim to be serving warrants to people who did not show up for jury duty and offer to clear the warrant is the victims pay for a product or service.

The Sheriff Division said in a statement that deputy sheriffs "will never call people about warrants having to do with jury duty or solicit the purchase of anything."

Anyone having received such a call is asked to contact the Sheriff Division at 587-1352.

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TrueCloud wrote:
Anytime you get a suspicious call, ask for a phone number where you can call them back. Legitimate parties will provide same. Scammers will either make excuses or give a bogus number. Crooks are always improving their tech skills. But this has worked so far.
on February 3,2014 | 01:04PM
st1d wrote:
can we leave them at the sidewalk for bulk rubbish pick up?
on February 3,2014 | 01:32PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
So the scam is a supposed deputy offering to fix a warrant if you bribe him to do so? What type of ding bat would fall for such a ridiculous proposal? If you're willing to bribe your way out of a warrant, you deserve to be ripped off. LOL.
on February 3,2014 | 02:13PM
kahu808 wrote:
Just tell them you'll turn yourself in.
on February 3,2014 | 06:11PM
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