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Sheriff: Jury duty scam continues in Smith County


The Smith County Sheriff's Department says that since Monday, four additional Smith County citizens have been contacted by someone claiming to be collecting fines for not showing up for jury duty. On Monday, we told you about an individual in Whitehouse who did attempt to send the person money, but he became suspicious when the person called back, and he called the police to report it.

A Smith county woman has now allegedly been taken for $500, the sheriff's department says, through the same scam tactics reported on Monday.

Citizens need to know that there are currently no outstanding warrants related to any jury summons and no one from the Smith County Sheriff's Office or any other law enforcement agency is collecting fines by phone, the sheriff's department says. If you are contacted by the man perpetrating this scam, please note the phone number and contact the Smith County Sheriff's Office immediately at 903-566-6600.

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