Jury Duty Scam: Some State Residents Receiving Calls Seeking Credit Card Information
West Virginia Supreme Court Administrator Steve Canterbury says he’s learned of a scam involving jury duty.
Canterbury says some state residents are receiving recorded phone calls saying they missed jury duty and they can pay their fines by credit card.
Canterbury says none of the county court systems in West Virginia use phone calls to alert residents when they miss jury duty.
“We don’t do that—it’s more personal,“ Canterbury said. “The fact is that if one misses jury duty likely they will have a deputy visit them with a summons for them to appear to show cause.“
Canterbury says the phone calls were first reported in Webster County.
He says the state Attorney General’s Office has been notified.
He says the best thing to do if you get that call is to hang up.