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Jury Duty Scam Hits NE Texas

Anyone calling you for not showing up for jury duty is probably a scammer. 

Police in Collin and Lamar counties says a man has been calling residents from someone says the resident skipped jury duty. He then asks the resident to verify personal information, including a social security number.

In Lamar County, the caller even asked residents to put money on a debit card from a local store. Police there say the callers are using spoofers – phony numbers that show up as local numbers in order to fool intended victims. 

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.