From the Cassia County Jury Commission
We are aware of the current jury scam that has surfaced in our area. Be advised that our office will never contact anyone over the phone asking for money or bank account information. We will never contact you over any social media-messaging site. If such an event were to occur, you would be contacted through the United States Postal Service on official county letterhead with a detailed explanation and options for secure payment methods would be clearly outlined. A number to the Jury Commission office would be given for any questions or concerns. Please remember to protect yourselves at all cost. Under no circumstances should you give out any personal information. Ask to verify the phone call and the identity of to whom you are speaking. We are collaborating with the Cassia County Sheriff to put your minds at ease. Contact the Sheriff's Office ASAP if you believe you have been victim to a scam. Phone: 208-878-2251
If you have any questions or concerns contact the Jury Commission
Bogus Phone Calls, Emails on Jury Service May Lead to Fraud
In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and emails, threatening them with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts.
In the calls and emails, recipients are pressured to provide confidential data, potentially leading to identity theft and fraud. These calls and emails, which threaten recipients with fines and jail time if they do not comply, are fraudulent and are not connected with the U.S. courts.
Federal courts do not require anyone to provide any sensitive information in a telephone call or email. Most contact between a federal court and a prospective juror will be through the U.S. mail, and any phone contact by real court officials will not include requests for Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, or any other sensitive information.
Jury duty is a vital civic responsibility and should be taken seriously by all citizens. However, it is a crime for anyone to falsely represent himself or herself as a federal court official. The federal judiciary takes seriously such an offense.
Persons receiving such a telephone call or email should not provide the requested information, and should notify the Sheriff's Office.
General Warning of Email and Phone Jury Scams