Hoosiers warned of deceiving jury duty calls

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office is warning locals of deceiving phone calls regarding jury duty or grand jury duty.

Officials have received several complaints from residents saying they received a phone call that stated they failed to show up for jury duty. Police say the caller then tells the victim that they need to pay money to avoid arrest. The caller warns that an arrest warrant will be issued if payment using a Green Dot Money Pak card is not received by the end of the day.

“We are investigating this particular scam and appreciate any information that potential victims can provide to assist in the investigation,” Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said.

Officials are reminding Hoosiers that notice for jury or grand jury duty in Marion County is an official court summons delivered by mail. Residents will not be contacted by phone requesting payment or personal information to avoid arrest.

If you believe you have received one of these deceiving calls, you are asked to contact the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office at 317-327-5600.

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