Sheriff David Dubois of the Strafford County (NH) Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a scam in which someone claiming to be a sergeant with his department asks for money orders or pre-paid credit cards as payment for fees related to "missed federal jury duty" or other obligations.

According to Foster's Daily Democrat, Dubois explained that the caller would say something like, "You missed federal jury duty or a criminal obligation. You may resolve the matter by sending money orders or pre-paid credit cards. You can meet the at the Strafford County Sheriff’s Complex to resolve the matter."

Any time that a person receives a call and is asked to in send money you should immediately be suspicious and do not send any money, the sheriff said.

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