Trending Now: Jury Duty Scams

Your phoneSplitShire_IMG_7348-1800x1200-970x500 rings. A caller informs you that you have missed jury duty, and in order to avoid going to jail, you must pay a fine.  When you explain that you have not received any notice, scammers, posing as an agent of the court or an officer, try to get you to “verify” information about yourself.  According to the FBI, “The scammer provides information like titles and badge numbers of legitimate law enforcement officers or court officials; names of federal judges; courtroom numbers; and addresses in an attempt to make the scam credible.”  The US Government states that most contact for potential jurors is done by postal mail, and they would never ask you to give personal information over the phone.

Jury Duty Scams

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