Utah State Courts warn of jury scams

LOGAN — A jury duty scam is continuing to fool residents into giving personal and financial information to thieves, prompting the Utah State Courts to advise caution.

State Court Administrator Dan Becker said the scam involves an individual who claims to be a court employee calling a member of the public alleging they failed to report for jury service and indicating a warrant has been issued for their arrest. The caller requests personal identifying information—such as birthday, social security number, and sometimes credit card numbers—from the individual in order to cancel the arrest warrant.

Becker said, “The state courts rarely if ever call potential jurors. If contacted, the courts would never request personal identifying information.” Becker encouraged any resident who receives such a call not to release identifying information and to report the incident to law enforcement.

For more information on jury duty, go to the Utah State Courts’ website at <a href=”http://www.utcourts.gov/juryroom/” target=”_blank”>www.utcourts.gov/juryroom</a>.

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