Court Issues Warning on Jury Duty Scam

Aug 31, 2016

  Sonoma County Superior Court has issued a warning of a recent telephone scam that uses a threat of missed jury duty to attempt to scare people into sending money to the caller.

According to the court’s warning, “the caller claims to be a representative of law enforcement and tells the victim that there is a warrant out for their arrest due to failure to appear for jury service. The caller indicates the only remedy to clear the warrant requires the victim to load the money into a credit card and submit it to the caller.”

It may sound like a credible threat, the court statement added, because “The caller provides their law enforcement title and a badge number to the victim.”

However, they emphasize;  “The Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma jury does not call or email members of the public requesting money.”

For information on possible jury duty assignments, missed or otherwise, call the court at (707) 521-6640.