BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy issued the following scam alert Monday afternoon:

Someone claiming to be Cassidy, SCSO Captain Andy Seabolt, District Attorney General Barry Staubus, or Circuit Court Clerk Bobby Russell is soliciting “payment” for “missing jury duty.”


• The scammer will almost never accept traditional forms of payment such as cash, check, or credit card but rather demand that you purchase pre-paid money cards and then tell you to give them the account numbers of these cards over the phone, so the money can be accessed remotely.

• If you receive a call from someone claiming to be law enforcement saying you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest and the only way to resolve the matter is by paying a fine and court costs, whatever you do, don’t send…

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