Scam Reported in Ward County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WARD COUNTY - We have a scam alert to report and it's one that's targeting innocent folks in Ward County.

Last week, NewsWest 9 reported about con-artists who were dialing up Howard County residents saying they missed jury duty and they needed to pay up.

Well this one is similar.

Only this time, residents are receiving the threats through text messages.

According to the Mudville News, the text will say you need to send money to an address or else a warrant will be issued for your arrest.

The District Clerk's office says they will never ask for money to be sent through the mail.

Instead they're more likely to send an official letter asking why you didn't show up.