Phone Scammer Claims To Be From Clerk Of Courts

Pike County Sheriff Warns Of Fake IRS Caller (Image 1)
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a telemarketing scam in which the callers identified themselves as being from the Franklin County Clerk of Courts, and said the person they are calling owes funds or fines for not showing up for jury duty. 
The phone number provided by the scammer is (614) 515-3410, according to a press release. 
This number has a recorded message which states the caller has reached the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. This phone number is NOT a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office phone number. All official Franklin County Sheriff’s Office phone numbers start with the prefix of 525.
In most of the cases, the intended victims are told to load the money on a prepaid debit cards via MoneyGram wire transfers or on Green Dot card and give the caller the account information. The scammer will then quickly remove the money from the card before the victim can do anything to stop it.

Sheriff Zach Scott says no one from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would ever contact anyone and demand that they pay a fine or face jail time. 

Contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (614) 525-3333 if you’re unsure of the legitimacy of any phone calls, or if you’ve responded to what you believe may have been a scam. 

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