Police Investigate ‘Jury Duty’ Scam

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BRYAN - Bryan police and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office want to warn you about the ‘Jury Duty’ scam.

The premise is rather simple. Someone posing as both a Bryan police officer and a Brazos County Deputy is calling residents and telling them a warrant is being issued for failure to appear for jury duty. But, the resident can take care of the warrant by giving them payment over the phone.

The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office wants you to know it does not solicit payments or confirm any payments over the phone for any warrants, fines or citations. The Bryan Police Department has nothing to do with jury duty. Administrative Offices for both departments are open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday– Friday and are closed on weekends and holidays. Any calls that come outside of those hours would be another red flag.

If you receive a phone call about a warrant, you should hang up and contact the agency directly.