The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is warning that an individual posing as a police captain has been threatening people with arrest unless they pay a “fine.”

The individual represents himself on the telephone as a sheriff’s office captain and accuses the person of missing federal jury duty. He then tells the person that a warrant has been issued for their arrest, said Sheriff Kevin J. Joyce in a release.

The scammer asks the person to obtain a gift card to pay a fine or contact the Cumberland County Jail. Joyce said if a person misses jury duty, the sheriff’s office will not be calling. The courts handle all jury duty matters.

Anyone who receives such a call should contact local police or the Cumberland County Regional Communications Center at 893-2810.

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