NR 17-15 Jury Duty Scam
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints from citizens in reference to receiving telephone calls from subjects claiming to either be a Sergeant or Lieutenant with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. They inform the citizen that he/she has failed to appear for mandated jury duty thus resulting in a $990.00 fine and there is an active warrant for his/her arrest. They attempt to have the citizen meet them at an unidentified location for the purposes of escorting him/her to the Administrative Office to receive a voucher for the fine.
These callers have utilized the phone number of (321) 622-0268 while contacting our citizens. When calling the above phone number, the voicemail states, “You have reached the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department. All Deputies are busy assisting other callers now. If this is an emergency, please hang up and dial 911. Otherwise, please leave your name, number, and a brief detailed message, and the next available Deputy will get back with you as soon as possible. Have a good day and be safe.”
These telephone calls are well-documented scams with the sole purpose of financial gains through fraudulent pretenses and are not associated with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office wants to ensure its citizens that none of our personnel would ever contact you and demand money. If you do receive a telephone call and are unsure about the origin of the call, please hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency for further assistance.
If you have any questions or believe you may have been victimized, please contact Agent Chase Jicha of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Economic Crimes Unit at (321)633-8410.
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.