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Jury Duty Absence

How the scam works:

(with video below) In the middle of your job at the office, you receive a phone call. The other person introduces himself as a secretary at the local courthouse (or a detective). You are informed that you failed to report for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for your arrest.

You are shocked and tell the caller that you never received a jury duty notification. He says he understands, but needs to confirm your identity in the courthouse system, by asking for some confidential info. Scared by a possible arrest, many victims give away their Social Security Number, driver license numbers, or even credit card info.

Watch the video below to see in action a different variation of this scam exposed.

Notice To Appear In Court Scam Video

 

How to avoid:

Never fall for this scam, as courthouse workers never call people with requests like this. If it were really true, you would receive an official letter, not a phone call.

 

How to report:

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