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Breaking three of ten Commandments: Phone scam hits local resident

No name, no number, not recgognized,then no answer,
No name, no number, not recgognized,then no answer,
Kim Taylor

Times were hard. That was the attitude of people that were scammed in some way. Just about all of the scams uncovered in the last five years were exposed by me. This was just one of many. The man did not care that he broke three of the Ten Commandments.

This was a modified version of what was posted on my Facebook timeline:

If anyone got a phone call (940) 200-1415 from someone posing as a Lt.Truitt saying that they failed to show for jury duty. DON'T ANSWER IT! IT'S A SCAM! Previously, they used the old non-emergency police number (940) 720-5000. My dates were March 26,-April 4, and failure to pay a $500+ fine meant jail time. They said there was a warrant for my arrest. The court would send a letter. They would never call over the phone like that. My telling them of an exemption with a doctor's letter since March of 2011 didn‘t phase him. One got a machine if the number was called. That number was on my caller ID. Mom called that number and let them know of our being on to them.

1. They did not care that the middle initial to the name was wrong, just that the phone number and address was correct.

2. The man did not care that there was an exemption letter that negated jury duty. I just had to have a copy of the letter when I went to pay the fine. I said it was in my file at the County Courthouse room 301.That"s why there haven't been any notices in the last three years.

3. They still demanded the $500+ fine with a prepaid card, with a number on the back brought from places like Walmart, to stop the process of the arrest warrant. There was to be no mention of the warrant orhe told me of my be ing held in contempt of court.

Any time someone knowingly did something wrong, it was a sin.

  • This man impersonated an officer of the court (Lying) Exodus 20:16 said:

16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” (NIV)

  • He tried to scare someone into paying fraudulent fines with trumped up jury duty court dates (lying and stealing) Exodus 20:15-16 said:

15 “You shall not steal”
16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” (NIV)

  • He needed $500+ for something (Coveting a neighbor’s property) Exodus 20: 17 said:

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” (NIV)

Earlier this year, KAUZ News Channel 6 uncovered a phone scam like this, but at that time they were using the non-emergency police number, not a wireless number, from Aspermont, Texas like on my phone yesterday. KFDX News Channel 3 only said in their six o’clock newscast last night, this person only posed as a lieutenant, but had not given a name.

Because of my having been contacted by this scammer, the BBB might have had to call me back for more information about this. They praised me for posting this on Facebook. My e-mail had all the information up to the first three points in this article, including both of my contact numbers. There was a payday coming for this scammer.