Local Residents Warned of Jury Duty Scam

Be on alert for a scam that’s been out for several years and could happen to you.

This is the scam: A caller identifying himself or herself as an officer of the court will mention that you failed to report to jury duty and a warrant is out for your arrest.

The caller will tell you that in order to clear up this mistake you will need to provide some verification which includes your birth date, social security number and maybe even a credit card number.

Keep in mind that court officers do not call you to say you are truant or that you need to provide any information to clear up an alleged warrant. Court officers never ask for confidential information over the phone. They normally correspond with prospective jurors by mail.

If you receive this type of call, call your local Sheriff’s Department or your local FBI District Office. Police remind you to never give out personal information when you receive an unsolicited phone call.