Chief: Fake cop phone scam now targeting Clemson - FOX Carolina 21

Chief: Fake cop phone scam now targeting Clemson

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CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A caller claiming to be a police officer asking for money for failure to respond to jury duty is now targeting residents in the city of Clemson, according to police.

Clemson City Police Chief Jimmy Dixon said nine to 10 calls were received on Saturday where the caller claimed to be a Clemson police officer.

Dixon said the caller claims the person who answers has failed to respond for a jury duty notification and an arrest warrant has been issued for their arrest. He said the caller then tells the victim if they get a $2,000 Green Dot debit card from Walgreens or Rite Aide, they can clear up the matter and dispose of the warrant.

This is not a matter handled over the phone and Dixon asks that anyone who receives a similar call to call police and not give out any personal information, nor purchase a debit card for any amount of money.

Police said whoever is making the call is using a blocked number.

Similar scam reports have been made in Greenville and Spartanburg areas.

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