Ward County Sheriff's Department: be aware of phone scam

WARD COUNTY, N.D. – The Ward County Sheriff’s Department says scammers are calling people posing as members of the department and accusing the victim of missing jury duty.

The department posted about the scam on its Facebook page Monday.

The victim is told they will be arrested unless they send gift cards to the scammer.

Anyone who receives such a call should hang up and call the department at (701) 857-6500.