UPDATE: Dane Co. Sheriff's officials: Jury duty phone scam still going strong

UPDATED Wednesday, January 29, 2014 --- 1:54 p.m.

Dane Co. Sheriff's officials say calls from potential victims of a phone scam are still coming in.

Authorities warned residents about the scam on January 27th,. The calls come from a man claiming to be a Lieutenant with the Sheriff's Office, who says residents have neglected to report for jury duty. He goes on to say the citizen should wire money to him to avoid a warrant for their arrest.

Since that warning, deputies have received more reports, including one Wednesday from a woman who stopped just short of wiring money.

The Sheriff's Office asks that people help protect their elderly relatives and neighbors by warning them of the scam and sharing this information with them.

Anyone with information on these calls is asked to call the Dane Co. tip line at (608) 284-6900.


Posted Monday, January 27, 2014 --- 3:04 p.m.

The Dane Co. Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a recent phone scam.

The 911 Center reports that they received several calls from Madison citizens about the scam Monday.

A man calls residents claiming to be a Lieutenant with the Sheriff's Office. The man, who uses the name William Hall, goes on to say that the resident neglected to report for jury duty. The caller goes on to say to avoid arrest, the citizen has to go to the nearest Walgreens and wire a payment to him within the hour.

Sheriff officials want citizens to know this is a scam.

If you received one of these calls, call the 911 Center's non-emergency line: 608-266-4948 .

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