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Beware of national scam going around

A national scam in which individuals pose as law enforcement officers and falsely claim there is a warrant for the recipient’s arrest is now happening in Minnesota. The scam, which claims people are in imminent danger of arrest for missing jury duty, is designed to pressure victims into providing personal information or making immediate payments to avoid arrest.

The Minnesota Judicial Branch became aware that scammers were targeting Minnesotans after the Duluth courthouse received a panicked call from a victim. The person told the court she received a call from someone claiming to be a police...

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