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PRESTON COUNTY - The Preston County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to be aware of a "Jury Duty Scam" that has been reported several times in the county.

Some county residents recently received calls from scammers telling them they had failed to appear for jury duty and would soon be arrested if they didn't pay a fine, according to a press release.

The person is then given instructions on how to pay the alleged fines, which is typically through a wire transfer.

The scam has been reoccurring for several years and in many instances the scammer is acting like they represent a law enforcement agency.

The Sheriff's Office wants to inform residents that this is not how the legal system works and to never give out your personal or bank information over the phone.

If you receive this phone call, contact your local law enforcement agency.