The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple complaints from citizens who have received a call from someone claiming to be a Lee County Sheriff’s Office employee. The caller states that the person has missed jury duty and tells them they need to pay a fine for missing jury duty.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will not call and solicit money over the phone. This is a common scam that has been used over the years.
We urge anyone that has paid and given these individuals any money to please call us at (239) 477-1000 to report it.
If you ever question the legitimacy of a caller stating they are an employee with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, you can call our main line at (239) 477-1000 to verify the call.