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Phone scam targets people with jury service claims

Phone scam targets people with jury service claims

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BOISE — A telephone scam is targeting Idahoans, threatening them with prosecution for failure to report for jury service and asking them for personal information.

The scammers use the names of real Idaho judges, sheriffs and prosecutors, telling recipients they are subject to a fine or jail time and pressuring them to information such as their Social Security numbers or credit card information to avoid this, an Idaho Supreme Court statement said.

Idaho courts do not ask anyone for sensitive information over the phone and a sheriff will not call you about an arrest warrant, the statement said. People receiving such calls should not provide any information and report the calls to local law enforcement. Anyone wishing to verify whether the Idaho courts are really trying to contact them can call their local court clerk’s office.


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