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Hawaii
Don't Worry! You Didn't Really Miss Jury Duty.
People across the state are receiving emails, voicemails, and and text messages informing them they missed jury duty and need to pay a fine or face arrest.
April 07, 2014

The con-artists are  telling recipients they missed jury duty and must call immediately to avoid jail time. When the victim calls back, the con-artist then ask for personal information, including social security and/or credit card numbers.

Hawaii's  BBB urges you to not give out your personal identifiable information as it can lead to identity theft. Here are a few tips for spotting the Jury Duty scam. 

  • As a rule, jurors are not summoned via email, text message or phone. The court normally communicates through postal mail.
  • Do not provide credit card or social security numbers to anyone claiming to represent the court system over the phone.
  • If you ever question whether you need to appear for jury duty, call your local court system to check.