TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Twin Falls County authorities are warning of a new jury scam targeting residents.

The sheriff’s office said in a statement Monday that the caller states the person has failed to appear for jury duty and needs to pay a fine or law enforcement officers will be sent to arrest them. The caller then gives instructions for its intended victim to purchase prepaid credit cards.

The sheriff’s office reminds residents:

Twin Falls County does not make this type of phone call, and you will never be asked to purchase a pre-paid credit card.  If you question the validity of a phone call or caller, hang up and contact Twin Falls County to verify.

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