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Washington County Sheriff's Office warns public of another phone scam

WCSO's number was spoofed by someone who is calling people and telling them they missed jury duty, then asking for personal information.
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Ark. — The Washington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) is warning citizens of another phone scam.

Someone who has spoofed WCSO's number is calling people and telling them they missed jury duty.

The scammer then says to call “Sgt. Mark Benson” and asks for personal information, such as Social Security numbers. 

WCSO stated, "This type of scam seems to come around at least once a month. Please don’t fall for it! Spread the word!"

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