Mifflin County Court of Common Pleas is advising the public to stay vigilant against a recently reported jury duty related phone scam.
The scam involves calls that “spoof” or mimic the court telephone number where the individual placing the call tells the victim they failed to appear for jury duty and must pay a fine to avoid being arrested.
Residents are reminded that the Mifflin County Courts will never solicit payment by credit card, gift card, or any other means of electronic funds transfer over the phone for failure to appear for jury duty.
Should you receive a phone call from a number or an individual claiming to be involved with or calling from the Mifflin County Courts requesting money or payment of fines, fees or court costs, please do not provide any sensitive information or forms of payment of any kind.
Anyone receiving calls of this nature is encouraged to hang up immediately and contact state and/or local police as well as the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection at (800) 441-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.