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Scam Targeting Residents in Thomas County

Scams Targeting Residents in Thomas County
Scams Targeting Residents in Thomas County
Posted at 7:13 AM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 05:39:36-04

THOMAS COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The Thomas County Sheriff's Office is warning folks about a scam that has stolen hundreds of dollars from many South Georgia residents.

Sheriff's Deputies say Thomas County residents have been getting calls from local numbers saying they missed their jury duty date. The caller then asks for four hundred dollars to be sent or the victim will go to jail.

"They are very pushy, I guess convincing also because one victim yesterday that we know of, there are probably several we don't know of, did go purchase a green dot money card", said Captain Steve Jones. 

Captain Steve Jones says he believes the callers are from the South Georgia area.

Jones says the sheriff's department will never call you and ask for money.

He says the range of people targeted seems to be folks above the age of forty.