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Don’t fall for jury duty scam
by MELINDA WILLIAMS
Apr 17, 2014 | 1502 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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SALT LAKE CITY - Davis County residents, as well as those living elsewhere in the state, are being warned not to fall for a jury duty scam that has affected individuals nationwide.

In the scam, an individual who claims to be a court employee calls people alleging they failed to report for jury duty, according to a press release from the Utah courts.

The caller tells the victim that warrants have been issued for their arrest. They then ask for personal information - including social security number, date of birth, and sometimes credit card numbers - in order to cancel the arrest warrant.

“The state courts rarely if ever, call a potential juror,” said State Court Administrator Dan Becker. “If a potential juror is contacted, the courts would never request personal identifying information.”

Becker encourages any resident who receives such a call to not release identifying information and to report the incident to their local law enforcement agency.

For more information on jury duty, go to the Utah State Courts’ website at www.utcourtsgov/juryroom.

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