Laurel County Sheriff Warns of Another Phone Scam

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is warning citizens of a phone scam. In a Facebook post, Sheriff Root reports the caller identifies themselves as the Sheriff’s Captain, Major or Detective and tells people to pay money to bitcoin for not reporting to jury duty. Sheriff Root says the Sheriff’s office phone number may also appear on your caller I.D. using a method called spoofing. The Sheriff says his office never calls people on the phone demanding money for a case, a warrant, or jury duty. He says never give out personal identifying information or financial information over the phone. The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.