Scams Target Potential Jurors
Beware of Calls and Texts About Missing Jury Duty
I want to warn Palm Beach County residents about scammers attempting to solicit money or personal information from local residents by claiming they have missed jury duty.
In one scam, a caller falsely identifies herself as a clerk employee and says the individual has missed jury duty. The caller asks for personal information, such as a Social Security number, to verify if the individual is eligible for a non-existent new jury program.
Another scam involves phone calls or text messages telling recipients that they missed jury duty and now must pay a fine of hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Clerk Employees Do Not Call for Money or Personal Information
It is extremely important to remember that Clerk’s office employees will not call you to request payment over the phone or your personal information. If you receive one of these calls or texts, make sure to write down as much information as you can about the call, and contact my office as soon as possible.
Anyone who sent money because of one of these scams also is urged to contact local law enforcement.
For more information about jury duty, please visit our website or call (561) 355-2996.
Sharon R. Bock, Esq.
Clerk & Comptroller
Palm Beach County