DUNWOODY, Ga. — An Atlanta woman called police Sept. 16 after she realized she had fallen prey to a scammer.
Earlier that afternoon, while working, the woman received a phone call from someone claiming to be a deputy at the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. The caller said he had a warrant for the woman’s arrest for missing jury duty, but he could wipe it out if she sent $1,000 in gift cards.
The woman was instructed to purchase the cards and mail them to an address in Washington D.C. The caller also told the woman to give him her driver’s license and Social Security information. The woman complied, but later realized it was a scam when the caller requested personal photos of her.