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Residents warned of jury scam

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is warning residents of a scam involving jury summons.

The department.says someone is calling people and telling they can avoid being arrested for failing to report for jury duty by paying a fine over the telephone.

The caller then asks for a credit card number.

Chris Prine says his department will never demand money over the telephone to avoid being arrested.

Sheriff Prine asks anyone receiving one of these calls to write down the number from the caller i.d., hang up phone and call the Sheriff's Department.