The scam: A new statewide warning in Utah this month of a familiar trick where individuals get calls telling them they failed to turn up for jury duty and asking for personal details so the court can cancel an arrest warrant. Meanwhile, in Winston County, MS, scammers claim they are calling from the courts merely to confirm personal details for possible future jury duty.
The solution: Don’t give personal details like credit card or Social Security numbers — courts never seek them over the phone. If in doubt, contact the court directly. And report the incident to the police.
You can find out more about how the jury duty scam works at Brand New Jury Duty Scam.