Scam alert: Scammers calling Wayne County residents saying they missed jury duty

WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about a juror phone scam that is targeting residents.

According to officials, a man has been calling Wayne County residents, pretending to be Captain Ray Brogden, and telling them that they missed an appearance as a juror.

He then tells the victims that an arrest warrant has been filed against them, but that they can pay a fine up front to avoid the arrest.

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Officials said Brogden is an employee with the sheriff's office but is not making these calls.

The impostor is calling from the number (919) 299-9785, which officials believe is a "spoof number."

Those who receive these calls should hang up and report it to authorities, file a complaint with the Attorney General's Office online, or call (877) 566-7226.

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