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Jury Service Scam
Jury Service Scam: What to Know to Protect Yourself
The Utah State Courts have received several reports of a telephone phone scam involving jury service.
Typically, the scammer will pose as a law enforcement officer and may even use the real name of an officer. The caller ID will look like the call is coming from a law enforcement agency, when it is actually not. The scammer will say the caller has failed to report for jury duty and pressure the caller into paying a fine using pre-paid gift cards, or wiring the money to an unknown account.
What We Won't Do:
- We will likely never call you. Jury service communication is typically done by mail.
- If we do call, we will never ask for a fine payment over the phone.
- We will never have law enforcement contact you about a failure to appear for jury duty.
- We will never threaten you over the phone with arrest or jail time.
- We will never ask you to pay fines using pre-paid cards, or wire transfer.
- We will never ask you to deliver cash or cards to a physical location.
What We Will Do:
- We will send a jury qualification form in the mail for you to fill out.
- We will send you a jury summons card with specific instructions, including the week you need to serve, and a phone number to use to see if you have been called for duty.
- If you fail to appear for jury duty, we will mail you a failure to appear notice.
- If you do not respond, we may mail you a summons to appear before a judge for an "order to show cause" hearing.
If you believe that you may have fallen victim to a scam, hang up and file a report with your local law enforcement.
The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.