BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - U.S. District Court wants residents to be aware of a jury service scam that has happened throughout the country. The District Court in western New York says there are no reported incidents in Buffalo or Rochester.
Callers are contacting victims, saying they missed jury duty and must pay a fine or face arrest. District Court says they do no require anyone to provide sensitive information in a telephone call.
“Jury duty is a vital civic responsibility and should be taken seriously by all citizens,” said Chief Judge William M. Skretny. “It is a crime for anyone to falsely represent himself or herself as a federal court official. Such offenses are taken very seriously,” Skretny noted.
Anyone who has received a call like this should call 716-551-1721.
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