Phone Scam in Etowah County
Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin is warning county residents about a phone scam involving claims that citizens are in trouble for not reporting for jury duty. Callers are stating to be deputies from the sheriff’s office, are asking for $500 to recall the warrant and are providing instructions on how to submit the money. Sheriff Entrekin said his office does not operate this way. Entrekin says, “We want Etowah County residents to be aware that scammers are always looking for victims. He adds, the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office will never call you asking for money to recall a warrant.