Clarke County residents report the jury scam

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The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office reports several Clarke County residents have received the jury scam call.

This is the typical scam where someone pretending to be a Clarke County Deputy is calling from a local number.

The caller tells the intended victim that a warrant has been issued for their arrest for missing jury duty.

The victim is then told they can avoid arrest by paying a fine by gift or green dot card.

Clarke County officials again remind residents that no official of Virginia would ever collect a fine in this manner.

If you believe you have been a victim of the scam or have received a call like that call the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office at 540-955-5124.

Some tips to prevent such calls include blocking unwanted calls and texts, resist the pressure to act immediately.

Know that scammers well tell you to pay by wire service or gift cards.

Stop the call and place a call to authorities to confirm authenticity.

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Local city and county sheriffs’ departments are participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day today.

The goal of today’s event is not only to provide a safe and responsible way of disposing prescription drugs but also to educate the public on the misuse of prescription medications.

Keeping unused or outdated medication around could lead to them falling into the wrong hands and remember NOT to flush medications as certain kinds can be a danger to public health and the environment.

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