Phone Scam in DeKalb County
Numerous people have received phone calls from a number claiming to be an investigator or Lieutenant Wilson with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. This person will call and tell you, you missed jury duty. The scammer will tell you to go to either Dollar General or CVS and purchase a green punch card with $500 on it, then take it to the Sheriff’s Office or a warrant will be issued.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to know this is a scam. Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson reminds everyone not to give out personal information to anyone over the phone. If you receive a call, Edmondson says to hang up immediately and contact the Sheriff’s Office.