The general public is being warned about a “jury duty scam” in which members of the public are asked to pay a certain amount for failing to report for jury duty or be arrested. Callers often identify themselves as a court officer and claim an arrest warrant has been issued, according to the D.A.’s office.
The perpetrators often use “bureaucratic language” and “official-looking seals” to con people into believing they have been summoned to court, officials said.
In reality, however, courts would not call over a no-show nor ask someone to pay a fine, Instead, jurors who fail to show are sent a letter and must appear before a judge in court, according to the D.A.’s office. Source: Daily News