The Cook County Sheriff's Office issued a warning on Friday, April 29, of a telephone a scam where the caller identifies as a sheriff’s office employee and tells victims they’ve missed jury duty or have outstanding citations and must pay money to rectify the situation.
The caller states that if the victim makes a payment using Zelle — a money transfer app — the victim can be assigned a judge who can hear their case. An email address is provided to the victim to send the payment.
The caller uses the name of an actual sheriff’s . . .