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Jury duty scams reported in Roosevelt, Curry counties

J.R. Oppenheim
February 07, 2018 06:23 PM

PORTALES, N.M. -- The Ninth Judicial District Court has issued a warning about a jury duty scam circulating around the southeastern New Mexico community.

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According to the court in Portales, someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer has told people by phone they did not show up for jury duty and must pay a fine. The scammer then gave them instructions how to pay the fine. If they don't pay, the scammer said they would be arrested.

"These calls are not from real court officials," the court said in a statement. "The Ninth Judicial District Court does not require anyone to provide any sensitive information or financial information in a telephone call."

The court says most contact with prospective jurors happens, and phone calls from the court to not ask for Social Security numbers or credit card numbers.

Should you get one of these calls, the court suggests you call local law enforcement.

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