|Published:||Sep 05, 2013 10:38 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 05, 2013 11:36 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, FL.--A southwest Florida grandmother is frightened and doesn't want you to get ripped off.
Lee County fraud investigators say she was targeted in the latest scam to hit our area.
"Friday at 6 o'clock I receive a call," said Pam.
It was a call that left Pam extremely nervous and scared.
"He said he was at the U.S. District Court building, downtown Fort Myers," said Pam.
She says this caller referred to himself as a special agent and sounded legit.
But then, Pam says the man tell hers there is a warrant out for her arrest because she failed to attend jury duty.
"It struck me really odd," said Pam.
Odd, because Pam says she gets summoned for jury duty once a year and never received a letter in the mail.
"He said I can save you from a lot of money and embarrassment," said Pam.
The caller then starts to ask Pam for her full name and address and tells her if she pays him $479 in cash, he'll cancel the warrant.
Pam knew something wasn't right, hung up and called the Sheriff's office-- who told her the Lee County Clerk of Courts would never do something like this.
"And on top of they they are not going to call you and ask you to wire transfer money or ask for your Social Security number," said Beth Schell with the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
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