Be careful! Scam targets people who want to do the right thing

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KITSAP COUNTY -- A scam that hit King County earlier this year is spreading. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office says a con artist is posing as a sheriff's deputy and taking advantage of law-abiding citizens.

The scammer is calling people and telling them that there is a warrant out for their arrest for missing jury duty. The caller uses scare tactics by telling victims they could be arrested if they don't pay a fine to clear their name. They are instructed to purchase a pre-paid credit card to have the warrant lifted.

According to the sheriff's office, people have been scammed out of up to $1,000. Officials say the same scam caused trouble last summer in Kitsap County.

Here are some tips from law enforcement:

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