Scammers claiming to be US Marshals demand money for missed jury duty

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COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – The US Marshals Service says scammers are calling people across the nation claiming to be officials trying to collect a fine in order to keep from being arrested for failing to report for jury duty.

The scammers reportedly claim to be US marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials when they call.

The scammers even provide information like badge numbers and names of actual federal judges and courthouse addresses to appear more credible.

Victims are told that they can avoid arrest by paying a fine using a reloadable credit card, GreenDot card, or MoneyPark card.

Officials say they will never call to arrange payment of fines over the phone for any infraction, including jury duty.

Never give personal or financial information to unknown callers, even if they sound legitimate.

If you believe you were victim of one of these scams, you should call your local law enforcement officer or the US Marshals at 803-765-5821.

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