Beware of a scam alert in Wichita Falls and surrounding areas.  A phone scam has been attempted by a person calling informing people they have missed a jury duty appearance or they have an arrest warrant with fines ranging from $500 to $949 is required as payment.  The

Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is NOT making these calls.  We want to inform citizens that no fine would be levied for a missed court appearance and arrest warrants are not presented in this manner.  If an individual is required to make payments ordered by a court, the payments are collected by our warrants and collections division at the courthouse.  In no way would the Sheriff’s Office or any court require money to be sent over the phone via Green Dot debit cards for payment. If you are contacted by this party, Do Not Give them any personal information or make Any type of transaction with them.