Warning: Onslow County Residents Beware of Jury Duty Scam
 
News imageOnslow County officials have been informed that residents were recently targeted in a phone call scam involving jury duty.

Residents are receiving phone calls regarding jury duty and the scammers are requesting personal and financial information.

THESE CALLS ARE SCAMS. The clerk of court and sheriff's office do not call or email for a jury duty summons to collect money or ask for personal information.

Unsolicited email that appears to be from a court official requesting personal information or to click on a link should be ignored and deleted, as they are a scam.

Do not give out any such information over the phone or by email. Court staff and the sheriff's office will NEVER contact citizens by phone or email and ask for money or any sensitive personal or financial information, such as Social Security or credit card numbers.

The public is encouraged to report any similar calls or emails to their local county sheriff's office. If you have been a victim of this or a similar scam, you may also report it to the N.C. Attorney General's Office. Additional information is available at the N.C. Department of Justice website, or consumers can call toll-free for help at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.
 
Publish Date: 06/10/2016