Authorities in Otsego County are warning of a new telephone scam.
The sheriff's department said Tuesday someone calling people in Otsego County and pretending to be with the sheriff's office. They said the criminals are attempting to collect money from their victims by way of a jury duty scam.
The sheriff's office said it would never ask for money over the phone. If you receive one of these calls they said do not provide any personal information or send any monies.
A similar scam was recently reported in Oneida County too.