Jury Duty Telephone Scam

About the Scam
A telephone scam has been identified where a person calls a citizen and states he is an employee of a U.S. Court and advises the citizen they have been selected for jury duty. These individuals ask to verify names and Social Security numbers, then ask for credit card numbers. If the request is refused, citizens are then threatened with fines and/or other legal action.

Preventing Theft
The judicial system does not contact people by telephone and ask for personal information such as your Social Security number, date of birth, credit card numbers or other personal information. If you receive one of these telephone calls, do not provide any personal or confidential information to these individuals. This is an attempt to steal or to use your identity and is a fraudulent call. You should also report this incident to the Police Department.