LSO warns of circulating scam

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a circulating scam in which the caller impersonates a law enforcement official and asks for money.

Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said Monday LSO received five reports of people who were contacted by the scammers.

None of the five fell victim to the scam.

Wagner said the scammer will call, and say the victim has missed jury duty and needs to pay a fine.

The scammer will typically use the name of a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office command staff.

Wagner said LSO will never ask a resident to pay a fine over the phone.