Sheriff Tony Mancuso warns of a phone scam where the scammer claims to be a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy and informs the victim they have a warrant out for their arrest for missing jury duty. The scammer also tells the person "they need to meet in person to clear up the warrant then asks the person for their address", said a media release.

“This is a scam!” says Sheriff Mancuso. “Do not give personal information to any caller you do not know, never give them your financial information or send them money and never meet them anywhere. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office would never call you about jury duty. THIS IS A SCAM!

If by chance you receive a call like this, contact local law enforcement and report it as soon as possible. There are a number of scams going around as of lately, so don't fall victim. Check back each week for the latest news in Southwest Louisiana.