Three Women Contacted in Phone Scam | Two Lose Money

By: 1011 News Email
By: 1011 News Email

LINCOLN, Neb.-- Two women have lost hundreds of dollars in the latest phone scam that has police warning citizens to be on alert.

Lincoln Police and Lancaster County Jury Commissioner Dave Shively are warning citizens that con artists are calling people telling them they face being fined, for not reporting to jury duty.

Potential victims are then told to pay a fine to avoid arrest.

Police said a 74-year-old woman lost $760 in the scam and a 71-year-old woman lost $455. One of the women said the caller was very convincing, taking the woman through the steps on how to pay the fine.

Shively says his office would never call anyone to discuss a warrant and certainly wouldn't ask for financial information, including credit card and bank account numbers.

Best bet, hang up.

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