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El Paso County Sheriff's office warns of scam

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The El Paso County Sheriff's office is warning of another scam, threatening people with retaliation for having missed jury duty.

The scammers call and tell the individual they are speaking with that there is a warrant out for their arrest. If they don't follow directions to clear up the warrant, they are told they will be arrested.

In the most recent cases, they are using the name of an actual employee of the Sheriff's Office. The scammers are reportedly taking a lot of time pressuring their victims by calling and sending text messages repeatedly.

In some cases they are trying to convince individuals into go to a store and get green dot cards. The Sheriff's Office wants to remind everyone that they will never call or sent text messages to anyone in inform them that they have an active warrant.

They also will not ask for money or other arrangements to clear up a warrant.

If you have information about or believe you have fallen victim to this or any other scam, please contact 719-390-5555, and ask to have a deputy to come out and take a report.

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