3:03 pm - Monday August 22, 0179

Jury Duty Scam Resurfaces in El Paso County‏

Our office has been contacted by several concerned citizens who’ve received calls from someone claiming to be employed with the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.  The caller tells the victim that, because they did not appear for jury duty, a warrant has been issued for their arrest, but if they pay the caller a specified amount of money the warrant will be canceled.  The intended victim is instructed to put the money on a green dot money card, which is a prepaid credit card, and send it to them via Western Union.

If the victim says they never received a jury summons the caller asks for a Social Security number and date of birth, claiming they need to verify the information in order to cancel the arrest warrant.  In some cases, they ask for the victim’s credit card number.  This is a SCAM.  Over the past decade, it has been reported in several states, including Colorado.  No one will ever ask you to send money for missing jury duty, or in order to have an arrest warrant canceled.  If you receive one of these calls, hang up immediately and report it to local law enforcement.

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