JSO warns public of con game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Authorities are warning the public about a con game where the suspect calls victims, saying they're wanted by police for failing to show up for jury duty.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the suspect has used multiple names, claiming to be employed by JSO. Police say he asks victims to purchase pre-paid bank cards (Green Dot) and call back with the number for dispersal of funds.

Officials say no employee of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office would call a citizen and represent themselves in this manner.

In addition, no employee would tell citizens they have an active warrant for any reason or to get out of going to jail monies could be paid to the employee instead of being arrested.

JSO say if you are contacted in reference to this scenario or any situation similar to it, do not purchase these cards. Contact authorities immediately.

Anyone who has any information about the identity of this con game / flim flam suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 for this case, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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