Jury Duty Scam Making Its Way Around the State
BURNSVILLE -- The Better Business Bureau is warning you about a jury duty scam circulating the state and how to avoid being a victim.
Many of us are aware we may be called in for jury duty and scammers are taking advantage of that.
The Better Business Bureau says the scammer that contacts you claims you've missed jury duty and threatens that you will be arrested if you don't pay a fine.
Scammers then seek personal information such as bank account or credit card numbers.
The BBB is reminding you that this is a scam.
In Minnesota, jury duty notices are sent through the mail and while law requires you to serve on jury duty, nobody will call you demanding payment for missing jury duty.
To avoid becoming a victim of this scam the BBB is providing you some tips to avoid being taken advantage of:
-First don't let scammers pressure you: If you get a call from an alleged court officials end the phone call and report the scam.
-Be aware that scammers can mask their identity: Scammers have the ability to disguise how they will appear on your caller ID.
-Guard your personal information: Giving out personal information over the phone is always a bad idea.
- Finally contact your county courthouse if you have any questions about the process.