Bogus Communications Regarding Jury Duty Service

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Recently the clerk’s office has received reports from Arkansas citizens who have received phone calls, e-mail messages or text messages concerning jury service. The calls or messages report that the citizen’s name is listed on a Web site for
failing to appear for jury duty or the threat of a fine for failure to appear. These calls or messages are hoaxes. There have also been reports from other federal courts that citizens have received calls threatening prosecution for failing to comply with federal jury service. In these calls, the threat of a fine for shirking jury service is used to coerce those called into providing confidential information, which could lead to identity theft and fraud.  (Read Jury Warning Letter)