Phone scam requests money for missed jury duty

Jury duty is the newest target for scammers in Las Vegas.

People posing as police officers claiming to have arrest warrants for people who missed jury duty have been phoning Clark County residents asking for money to make the warrant disappear, according to the Eighth Judicial District Court.

Court officials sent out a notice that the phone calls do not originate from court or law enforcement officials, nor are they authorized or approved by the court.

The request for money is the red flag, as no court representative would ask for money over the phone, according to officials. People who are called should not give out any personal or financial information and report the incident to the police for investigation.

For more information on jury service, go to www.clarkcountycourts.us/ejdc/juror-information/index.html. For rescheduling jury duty after being summoned, go to https://ejuror.clarkcountycourts.us, or call 702-455-4472.


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