Authorities warn of jury duty scam targeting residents in Morris County

Authorities say criminals are posing as law enforcement and trying to "fine" people for allegedly missing jury duty after threatening victims with claims of arrest warrants.

Lanette Espy

May 24, 2024, 1:25 PM

Updated 20 days ago

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Law enforcement officials have issued a warning for a jury duty scam that they say is targeting residents in Morris County.
Authorities say criminals are posing as law enforcement and trying to "fine" people for allegedly missing jury duty after threatening victims with claims of arrest warrants.
According to authorities, scammers may impersonate police officers by providing names, titles and badge numbers, and by manipulating caller ID.
Authorities say legitimate law enforcement agencies will not ask to provide money card information or wire money or ask for cryptocurrency to avoid arrest. Authorities are warning residents to be suspicious of callers or texts who demand immediate payment and/or “fines” for any reason.
Anyone who may have been a victim to this scam is asked to call the Morris County Sheriff’s Office at 973-285-6600 during the day and 973-285-2900 after hours.


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