Juror Phishing Email Scam

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A number of United States district courts have reported that citizens in their districts are being targeted by a juror phishing email that asks recipients to provide personal identifiers (social security number, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc.) on an attached PDF form and emailed back to the originator. The scam is using eJuror as the source of the email.

The United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas wants citizens to know that these requests for personal identifiers are not from court officials. The Western District of Arkansas does employ eJuror in the court’s jury management system but would never request that personal identification information be sent directly in an email response.

Requests by courts to complete a qualification questionnaire would be initiated by formal written correspondence and prospective jurors would be provided instructions to be authenticated over a secure connection.

Citizens who receive such emails should contact the Clerk of Courts office in Fort Smith, 479-783-2143. Court staff will report the email request to the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Western District of Arkansas.