Lynchburg Police warn citizens of jury scams

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Lynchburg Police Department warns citizens in the area of a recent jury scam.

Police say scammers impersonate government officials like U.S. Marshals or police and say you have missed jury duty and will go to jail unless you pay a fine.

U.S. Marshals protect federal courts, track down fugitives, and transport prisoners. They do not make phone calls in regard to jury duty. Additionally, Virginia Courts have suspended all jury trials through June.

LPD says scammers may be aggressive over the phone and call multiple times.

Do not send money, buy gift cards, or share personal information.

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