Court officials warn of possible jury duty scam - Tucson News Now

Court officials warn of possible jury duty scam

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

County officials warn the public to be aware of a possible phone scammer who claims to be with the Pima County courts.

Pima County residents told the jury office in the Arizona Superior Court a caller claims they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest for not showing up for jury duty, court officials said.

The caller, who said he or she was reporting on behalf of the Deputy District Attorney's Office or a judge, instructed the residents to pay about $2,000 at a specific location or risk arrest, according to a news release. Court officials said the Deputy District Attorney's Office and the named judge do not exist.

Those contacted by a possible juror scammer are urged to contact the police and the jury office in the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County at (520) 724-422. A jury staff member will verify whether you have an outstanding summons for jury service.

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