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Sheriff's office says new scam targets the elderly

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is warning residents of a new phone scam targeting the elderly.

According to JCSD Col. Carl Yates, scam artists are calling residents and telling them they have missed jury duty and a warrant has been issued for their arrest. The caller then tells the person they can avoid being arrested if they purchase a $1,000 cash card by giving the caller the numbers off of a credit card.

Col. Yates said the JCSO never asks for money over the phone. If you believe you may have been a target of the scam you can contact JCSO by calling (502) 574-5400.

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