This seems to be a thing that happens every year around the holidays and it is happening again this time Ingham County residents should be alerted of this stupid phone scam.

According to Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth of Ingham County, the fake caller is portraying themselves as being a Deputy or Chief Deputy at the County Sheriff Office and telling people that they missed jury duty and now must pay money.  Scammers say they can accept payments through PayPal, credit cards or Green Dot cards.

If you get a call from these scammers make sure to hang up on them! But if you do get to talking with them DO NOT SEND MONEY! Just don't send money to anyone you don't know.