Thursday, June 17, 2021 - Sheriff John T. Wilcher of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following statement:

Be aware of current phone call scams stating the individual is from the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, you missed jury duty and will be arrested if you do not pay a fine. Some call stating they are from social security and the Internal Revenue Service. One of the phone numbers, amongst many others the scammers are using is 912-348-0973.

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office does not collect payment over the phone. Legal matters are only communicated in person.

If you receive a call and are uncertain about the situation, hang up and contact the Chatham County Sheriff's Office directly to inquire 912-652-7634.