Johnson County prosecutors are warning residents of a telephone scam involving threats of arrest for missing jury duty.
The district attorney’s office says several Johnson County residents have received the calls from someone posing as an assistant prosecutor. People receiving the calls are told that they can avoid being arrested for missing jury duty by transferring money to a prepaid debit card.
District Attorney Steve Howe’s office said that no one from his office or any legitimate law enforcement agency would make such claims over the phone.
Anyone who receives such a call is asked to file a report with their local police department or call the district attorney’s consumer hotline at 913-715-3003.
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