Marietta Police warn of scam in Cherokee
by Rachel Gray
May 06, 2014 12:40 AM | 2424 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — Although Marietta Police say the department has not received reports in the city, Cobb residents should be on alert about the latest scam attempted in Cherokee County.

The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office said residents have been called by a man claiming to be a deputy, saying the person contacted failed to respond to a summons for jury duty.

The caller then states a warrant has been issued for the resident’s arrest, and the person can either pay the warrant off over the phone or be taken to jail.

In the only Cherokee case reported, the would-be victim did not make a payment by phone and called 911 Monday afternoon, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

“We wanted to reiterate that, like the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, we do not accept any payments over the phone related to warrants,” the alert from Marietta Police said.

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