Phone scam attempts to defraud Hernando County residents

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla - The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a phone scam.

The caller says that they are Lieutenant John Martin with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.  The male caller tells the victim that someone in the household is being held in contempt of court for not complying with a jury summons.

The caller says to pay immediately by cash and pre-loaded debit card or a warrant would be issued.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office would like the public to know that this is a scam and they do not employ any by the name of Lieutenant John Martin.

If you have any information on this or have been a victim of this scam you should contact the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830.

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