'Jury duty' scam surfaces again

Source: MGN

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk's Office says a 'jury duty' scam has again surfaced locally.

Donna Jill Johnson says residents have reported getting phone calls that they missed jury duty and need to pay up to $2,000 in fines for failing to report.

That is not how the process works. Neither the court nor the sheriff's department operate that way.

Legitimate court officials and law enforcement will not call or email you to ask you to send money to avoid being arrested.