- If you are contacted by a person claiming to be calling from our jury office (with caller ID showing a courthouse number) requesting that you pay a fine because you missed jury duty, please do not give that person any information. Then, please advise our Jury Office at (202) 354-3362.
- Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip
out on their civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.
The caller claims to be a jury DUTY coordinator. If you protest that you never
received a summons for jury duty, the Scammer asks you for your Social Security
number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the
Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity was just stolen.
The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois,
and Colorado, Arizona and more. This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they
use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information
by pretending they are with the court system.
The FBI & the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web
sites, warning consumers about the fraud.
To learn more, click here:
Jury Phone Scam Alert