Scam alert: Police warn residents of jury duty payment scam

DELAND, Fla. — Deland police are warning residents of a jury duty payment scam targeting residents in the city.

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On May 20 a DeLand resident called investigators and said they received a phone call from a man claiming to be with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

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The caller then told the victim that there was a warrant out for their arrest because they had missed jury duty.

Police said the caller was able to convince the victim to send $2,400 through a payment app.

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Police said if you receive a phone call demanding money for missed jury duty hang up and report the incident to law enforcement.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.