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Telephone Fraud in New Hanover County

NEW HANOVER CTY : May 27th, 2014 - The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating phone calls in reference to New Hanover County resident’s receiving fraudulent phone calls from people stating they are with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.  
Investigations show that a person calls resident’s stating that they are with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and that the person has failed to show up for jury duty. They then state that the person needs to pay a fine or a warrant will be issued for their arrest. This is a completely false statement and has nothing in relation to the Sheriff’s Office or Clerk of Courts.  This is a fraudulent attempt to extort money from people under the falsehood of someone missing jury duty. Anyone who has received this call or has any information please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 910-798-4162.
Source: New Hanover County.