Phone Scam Circulates Luzerne County

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LUZERNE COUNTY– If you live in Luzerne County and get a call from someone saying you missed jury duty and will be arrested if you don’t pay a fine, hang up. It’s a scam.

The sheriff’s department says several residents have received calls from people posing as county workers.

The scam has netted thousands of dollars.

If you are a victim or received one of these phone calls, you are asked to contact the Luzerne County district attorney.

2 comments

  • Me

    Don’t hang up. Waste. Their. TIME! Play stupid and keep them on the line.
    Recognizing it’s a scam is the first step, then waste every second they have. It costs them money and hopefully prevents someone else from falling victim. I probably get a dozen scam calls a day from the “IRS”, zero interest credit cards, federal bank loans – you name it!

    I love when they call me so I can waste as much of their time as I can. I think of it like doing my civic duty.

  • warningfakenews

    I wouldn’t put it past county workers, I mean, this IS Luzerne County, after all. We’re used to government officials running scams.

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