Brazos County Sheriff's Office warns residents of phone scams

Posted at 11:56 AM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 12:57:39-04

The Brazos Sheriff's Office said they are investigating phone scams reports targeting residents.

The Sheriff's Office said many citizens are getting calls claiming to be with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, the victims are being told they have a federal jury summons and that they need to report to the Sheriff's Office. 

The Sheriff's Office said they will never call to demand immediate payment, nor call about debts owed without first having mailed a notice. They will also never demand payment without giving the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.  They will also never ask for credit or debit cards number over the phone.

If you receive a call from a person claiming to with the Sheriff's Office, you can call 979-361-4900 to verify this information. 

The sheriff's office has an active ongoing investigation into this matter.

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