Sheriff Barnes warns residents of scam

Sheriff BJ Barnes wants to alert the public about a phone scam that is targeting
Guilford County residents. Many citizens have reported receiving phone calls from a
subject claiming to be an officer with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office who tells
the resident they missed a jury duty summons. Once engaging the citizen in
conversation, the impersonator demands the citizen pay a fine or fee to avoid arrest.
An investigation was conducted on the phone numbers used and it appears to be an
international scam that is not traceable. Sheriff Barnes recommends any citizen
receiving these calls to hang up and should not provide any money or personal
information to this impersonator.
Anyone with information or questions can call the Sheriff’s Office at (336) 641-3690