Sheriff's Office warns of recent telephone scam

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DOVER - The Strafford County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday that it's received numerous complaints from residents throughout the county regarding a telephone scam.

The callers, who reportedly have a thick southern accent, tell the resident they have missed jury duty or have a warrant and need to pay money to rectify the issue. In one situation, a resident did comply with this request.

The Sheriff's Office said it will never solicit money over the phone.

If a Sheriff's deputy calls, it will be about official business and will generally result in a physical meeting over legal civil process.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's office at 603-742-4960. If you receive repeated phone calls, please document the dates and times and contact your local police department. Do not engage the caller on the phone.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact us directly.

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