Greenville Police Department is warning area residents about a telephone scam regarding jury service.
According to GPD, people in the Greenville and Hunt County areas are receiving telephone calls from individuals identifying themselves as Hunt County Sheriff’s Deputies. These impersonators tell the victims they were mailed letters for and have now missed jury duty. They then tell the victim they must pay a fee to avoid having a warrant issued for their arrest.
Please be aware, no actual deputy or police officer will contact members of the public by telephone demanding money or other forms of payment for missing jury duty.
Anyone receiving a call from someone claiming to be a deputy or other law enforcement official should immediately report the call to the police.
If contacted by one of these imposters, call the HCSO at 903-453-6800 or the GPD at 903-457-2900 to report the call.