There seems to be a scam for everything and jury duty is no exception.

Jan Satterfield, county attorney, said the caller doing the scam claims to be a jury coordinator and tells the person he or she missed the jury summons. The caller then asks for the person’s social security number and date of birth.


There seems to be a scam for everything and jury duty is no exception.

Jan Satterfield, county attorney, said the caller doing the scam claims to be a jury coordinator and tells the person he or she missed the jury summons. The caller then asks for the person’s social security number and date of birth.

“Anytime you get somebody demanding information that could be used in identity theft, you should not provide it,” Satterfield said. “If you feel compelled, get their name and number and call them back.”

This scam has been around for about a year, with the clerk of the court’s office receiving one report of such call last year.

The caller had been asked for her social security number.

Nancy Newman, clerk of the court, said they don’t even have that kind of information on jurors because it is not on the information sheet they fill out.

The only information requested at all is name, address and date of birth, which is to see if the person is old enough to serve on a jury.

The clerk’s office usually doesn’t call anyone at home.

“We’re not going to be calling them if they’ve been summoned for jury duty unless they failed to appear,” she said.

It that case it would be her or one of her deputies.

If anyone receives such a call, they are encouraged to call the police and report it.