Scammer claiming Troup Co. residents missing jury duty, deputies say

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TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - The Troup County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of another phone scam making its rounds in the area.

They say a person is calling residents claiming to be Lieutenant Jim Duran and telling them they missed jury duty.

To avoid being arrested, "Lt. Duran" says you will have to purchase a pre-paid gift card and give him the number.

TCSO says they do not have anyone who works for them by the name Jim Duran.

They also reiterate that they would never take care of a warrant over the phone.

They ask that if you receive one of these calls, hand up rather than entertain the caller.

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