Johnson: Jury duty scam resurfaces

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - A Lauderdale County official says a 'jury duty scam' has again surfaced locally.

Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says scammers are telling people on the phone they have to wire large amounts of money to avoid jail and prosecution.

A new wrinkle this time is there's a "gag order" and victims "can't discuss this with anyone".

Johnson reminds everyone that the court system does not operate this way for any kind of jury duty.