Ada County Warns Of Phone Jury Duty Scam

Dec 15, 2016

According to the Ada County Jury Commissioner’s Office, at least one person has fallen victim to a jury duty scam in Boise. County officials say the scam starts with a phone call from someone claiming to be a police officer. The person then is told they’re in contempt of court and owes $1000 for failure to comply and appear for jury duty.

So far, at least one person says they lost $1000 from the scam. He was instructed over the phone to mail a gift card to the person claiming to be an officer.  

County officials are reminding people they never call or email prospective jurors in this way. To avoid the scam, officials say to look for the county’s contact information from any mailed notices they may receive.

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