Authorities warn of new phone scam in our area

Another phone scam has been discovered locally. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says that the calling number is displayed as coming from its office. The scammer tells the person that they have missed jury duty and therefore must provide some type of financial compensation or risk being arrested. At least one of the callers was advised to take money to a local grocery store.

Authorities stress that no one from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office will call demanding money from anyone who missed jury duty. If you receive such a call demanding money, hang up. Do not give any personal information.