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Residents warned of jury duty scam in McLennan County

MCLENNAN COUNTY - McLennan County authorities are still warning residents of a jury duty scam that is getting thousands of dollars from area residents.

It all starts with a call requesting the caller stand jury duty, and it ends with the victim handing over hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

"This undermines the judicial system," says "When we do in fact send out a sheriff's deputy to fine someone for jury duty, of course that person is going to say are you real or not?"

The scam has been particularly focused on older individuals. The county suspects the calls may be coming from throwaway phones from overseas.

If you ever have any questions about the validity of a jury duty summons, call McLennan County, and check.

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