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New scam reported to Berkeley County Sheriff

March 14th, 2014

A local Martinsburg business woman received a call from a scammer who said the businesswoman had skipped jury duty and a warrant had been obtained for her arrest., unless she paid bond.
The businesswoman contacted Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies, and was informed the “Bench Warrant Division” of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department did not exist, and that the call was a scam.
The scammer had been calling people alphabetically from a local phone book.
If you receive a similar phone call, please contact the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, so they can continue the investigation of the scam.