Jury duty phone scam reported in Lexington area

The Fayette County Sheriff

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- The Fayette County Sheriff's Office has an alert about a jury duty phone scam.

Investigators say some people in Lexington reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be a Fayette County deputy.

The caller threatens to arrest the victim for missing jury duty.

Investigators say the caller then claims the victim can pay a fine over the phone to avoid being arrested.

Investigators say this is a scam, and no law enforcement agency would make these kinds of calls.

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