t’s a new year, but the same old juror scams.
Members of the public in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland and other states have been contacted by scammers asking them to follow links and provide personal information in online jury duty questionnaires–or face federal fines or jail time.
One Maryland juror phone scam threatens arrest unless the person purchases a debit card and pays $500. Email phishing scams in Kansas and Georgia even use the name of the Judiciary’s e-Juror program to convince targeted people the scam is legitimate.
- Bozeman police warn of jury duty phone scam (billingsgazette.com)