A phone scam tricks people into thinking they have a warrant for being a jury duty no-show. Don't buy it!

According to the El Paso Herald Post, it goes like this:

  • Someone claiming to be Deputy Paul Cross with the Sheriff's office calls, saying that you have an arrest warrant for missing a jury summons.
  • He suggests you buy a "MoneyTrax" card for $987.00 to pay the fees and stop the warrant.
  • A meeting is arranged to collect the card at 3850 Justice Rd. or 500 E. San Antonio.
  • Once you have the cards, he cancels the meeting and asks for the card number so he can apply the money to your fees.

It's a pretty obvious scam but, some people fall for it. County Courthouse Supervisor of Jury Selection Victor Ramirez and EPSO officials told EP Herald Post they DO NOT call people over missed jury summons' and they DO NOT request phone payments.

If you have questions or info about this or, have been scammed, contact EPPD at (915) 832-4400 or EPSO at (915) 832-4408.