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Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM! | The Highline Times / Des Moines News Skip to Main Content Area Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Broken clouds, 77 °F search Letters Sign in Subscribe Contact Us Front Page News Sports Opinion Police Blotter Features Highline selects two schools for dual language information from Highline Public Schools Thanks to input from ... Highline Pirates pound River Ridge By Tim Clinton SPORTS EDITOR Highline Pirate players took ... Pat's View: Ace Reporter By Pat Cashman My college sophomore nephew surprised me ... Police Blotter: 3-20-17 Roommate, armed and dangerous A 58 year-old Burien man was ... News Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM! Summer fun at the Angle Lake station Highline Alumni Foundation awards $60,000 in scholarships Free Programs at Environmental Science Center Burien Pride takes place this Saturday, June 3 Port of Seattle to hold update and public workshop on Flight Corridor Safety Program Woman suffers fractured jaw in assault near Highline High School; Police seeking public help Transit walkway accessibility improvements benefit thousands at Sea-Tac Airport You are Invited: See Our New Schools Take Shape Highline selects two schools for dual language Banquet honors scholar athletes At Frankies, success began with a passion for food Ken Rogers Declares Candidacy for Seattle Port Commission Port of Seattle and Sound Transit to highlight Sea-Tac Airport transit walkway accessibility improvements Blood Drives on this week and next Virtual School Holds Real Prom Chase Onstot Murder suspect Billy D. Williams being sought by King County Sheriff for White Center killing Metro partners with Des Moines and Normandy Park to pilot new transportation solutions Former Sergeant with sustained finding of dishonesty sues King County Sheriff's office Beyond the numbers – honoring our law enforcement officers Cream Dream is new in Burien; New store features ice cream, bubble tea and a 'Snowflake Bowl' Ladies Musical Club to present its first concert in South King County on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center Former Des Moines man sentenced to 27 years in prison for production and possession of child pornography Tony Hayes is making Classic Eats a Burien classic Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM! News from the King County Sheriff 06/06/2017 updated 17 minutes ago Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM! Have you recently been called by someone claiming to be a King County Sheriff’s deputy telling you that you failed to show up for jury duty? Have they asked you to pay a fine over the phone in order to keep from going to jail? Be warned this is a SCAM and is NOT the King County Sheriff’s Office! Story- The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn you of a SCAM that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Someone may call you and identify themselves as a King County deputy or detective and tell you that you failed to show up for jury duty. But wait there’s more…. once they have your attention they will threaten you with jail unless you pay a fine immediately. Usually they will request a credit card number over the phone or even ask you to go to a nearby store to purchase a gift card and then tell them the card number. THIS IS A SCAM!!!! Do not give them any money. Fortunately most of the citizens who have called the Sheriff’s Office checking the validity of the call have not given any money to the scammers. So what should you do if you get one of these calls? Hang-up! Yes, that’s right, hang-up! The Sheriff’s Office would NEVER call you about a warrant and ask you to pay over the phone. The scammers are very convincing but, DO NOT FALL FOR IT! Do not pay anyone over the phone for an alleged warrant for failing to report for jury duty. We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed. View the discussion thread. Receive updates on news and events in the Highline area via Twitter or Facebook! Facebook Web development by Freelock Computing © 2017 Robinson Communications Inc. All Rights Reserved. Contact Us Terms Home Delivery Media kit available on request -- contact Donao@robinsonnews.com window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB. FB.Event.subscribe("edge.create", function(href, widget) { _gaq. }); }; (function() { var e = document. e.async = true; e.src = document.location.protocol + '//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js'; document.getElementById('fb-root'). }()); _qoptions={ qacct:"p-04cWTlFWpKYdM" };