Sedgwick County Warns Of Jury Phone Scam

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Sedgwick County District Court is warning residents about a phone scam that claims to be from the court.

The Wichita Eagle reports ((http://bit.ly/NyZi8o) that the court has published a warning on its website that says the scammers claim to be representing the court and ask people for their personal information, such as social security numbers or credit card information.

Sedgwick County District Court Chief Judge James Fleetwood says the court never calls people and asks for such information.

Fleetwood says some jurors have also reported prank calls in which they receive a message saying they're going to be fined for failing to appear in a timely manner for jury duty. Nebraska court officials have reported similar calls.

Fleetwood says information about the prank has been turned over to authorities.


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