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Posted on: June 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Jury Duty Scam

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Jury Duty Scam

A new scam has surfaced in Lancaster County where the scammer has threatened someone with a warrant for their arrest for failing to appear for jury duty, and has demanded payment to avoid arrest.  

The Jury Commissioner will never call a resident demanding payment over the phone.  If you receive a phone call telling you that you must pay a fine to avoid arrest for failing to appear for jury duty:

  • Never give out any personal or credit card/banking information over the telephone.
  • Never provide identification information such as your date of birth or social security number.  
  • Never buy gift cards to pay off a supposed fine.
  • Hang up and contact the Lincoln Police Department at 402-441-6000 or the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Division at (800) 727-6432  to report the call.
  • If you have already paid the scammer, you may be able to dispute the charges with your Credit Card Company or bank.
  • If the scammer continues to call, you may wish to ignore the calls or block the number with your service provider.

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