Another phone scam hitting Nevada County- this time the caller says he is a lieutenant with the Sheriff’s Office. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal tells KNCO that the caller informs potential victims of a missed a Grand Jury appointment.
The caller then tells the victim to purchase Green DOT money cards in order to pay the fine.
Sheriff Royal reminds citizens that it is a scam and his office does not do business in this manner.
The potential victim did not fall prey to the scam and reported the incident immediately.
If called, or you have questions about the scam, please contact he sheriff’s office.