Scam Callers Focus on Jury Duty in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Scam calls are being made to some Sioux City residents in an effort to scare them into paying 'fines."

Sioux City police say the caller tells the person that he or she has missed jury duty and must pay a fine of $450 or face arrest.

The caller doesn't say what agency he represents. The caller is described as very persistent and is someone who speaks with a strong Southern accent. There may be more than one caller involved.

Officials said in a news release that the Sioux City Police Department and Woodbury County Sheriff's Office "never call citizens and solicit for money owed over the phone, and we warn people to not become victimized to these crimes."
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