Tarrant County Jury Services say swindlers may try to get residents to fork over up to $4,000 in fines to cover phony warrants for missed jury service.
Citizens should be aware of calls telling them there is a warrant out for their arrest for failing to appear for jury duty. The swindler may suggest the only way out of the warrant is paying a fine through a Green Dot Money Card.
However, If Texas County Jury Services were truly issuing warrants, they would send a failed to appear notice before any warrant would be issued. Even then, issued warrants require no phone call.
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If contacted with this scam, write down the phone number the person is calling from. Be sure not to release any personal information, and alert your local police department to file a complaint.
For more information visit http://www.tarrantcounty.com.