EBRSO Jury Duty Scam Alert

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Offices would like to warn citizens of a jury duty phone scam.

According to reports, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is currently working two separate cases in which a caller poses as a Sheriff’s Deputy, or other law enforcement officer, and tells the victim that he or she has missed jury duty and can avoid arrest by paying a fine. The caller then provides the victim with the address to The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in an attempt to make the scam appear credible. Upon arrival the caller tells the victim to stay in their vehicle and make payment to a green dot prepaid card. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office DOES NOT call prospective jurors or ask for personal identification information or money to pay fines over the phone.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at 225-389-5000. Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of those responsible. Contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.