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Warrant scam hits the area

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By Jeff D'Alessio

Elizabethtown police responded to a call Thursday for service in regards to what is being called an arrest warrant scam.

In this case, the caller stated that this resident missed jury duty and that two warrants have been issued for failure to appear and contempt of court, according to an EPD news release. To take care of this issue, callers are told that they should purchase a prepaid Green Dot Credit Card and call the number back with the 14-digit code on the card.

Police say if you receive this type of call to hang up and contact the local law enforcement agency.

In the case being investigated by EPD, police said the bogus call originated from 270-206-8969.