Phone SCAM ALERT- Jury Duty
The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office has received a call from a citizen reporting that they got a call from a Deputy Cook with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. The phone number that it came from, was the Sheriff’s Office phone number- (540)245-5333. The person who was claiming to be Deputy Cook, advised the citizen that they had missed Jury Duty, and they needed to gather all their financial documents and report to the Sheriff’s Office immediately.
The Augusta County Sheriff’s office will NEVER call anyone and tell them to report to the Sheriff’s Office with their financial documents.
There are ways for people to make their phone numbers appear to be someone else's phone number so that you answer the phone. That is what happened in this case. Do not give out any personal information to the person calling, just simply hang up.
If anyone has any questions about this type of scam, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333.