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Beware of Juror Phishing Scams

Friday, January 30, 2015 12:22 PM | Tomi Holt (Administrator)

According to the US Courts website, individuals in Kansas and other states are being targeted once again by a juror phishing scam.  Scammers seek to obtain personal identifiers and credit card and/or debit card information by phone or email, and by use of a fraudulent online jury questionnaire.  Some scammers are going as far as to threaten fines and even arrest for members of the public who do not comply with the request for information.

Both the Kansas and Missouri Courts’ websites have posted warnings regarding these scams.  Kansas and Missouri courts will not contact potential jurors to request social security numbers or banking information by phone or email.  If you believe you have received one of these calls or emails, please visit your state court website for information on reporting the scam.

To read more:  http://news.uscourts.gov/new-year-old-juror-scam

Tomi Holt is a paralegal and legal administrator with Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC.  The content of this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any issues addressed.

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