United States District Court
JURY DUTY SCAMS
If you have received a phone call or email asking you to provide personal information and/or send payment to avoid arrest or other penalty, it is a scam.
THE COURT WILL NOT DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
Scammers, claiming to be an officer or attorney of the U.S. government, have been contacting citizens and demanding payment of money or verification of personal information to avoid arrest. Scammers have also been sending official-looking jury forms via email to citizens that ask for personal information (phishing). Calls and emails such as these are scams. Such emails may contain viruses.
If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud or have received a scam phone call, phishing email, fax, or any fraudulent communication that purports to be from a federal court, notify the Jury Staff in the division closest to your residence at:
Abingdon Division 276-628-5116
Big Stone Gap Division 276-526-3557
Charlottesville Division 434-296-9284
Danville Division 434-793-7147
Harrisonburg Division 540-434-3181
Lynchburg Division 434-847-5722
Roanoke Division 540-857-5103
Additional information about jury scams, including a video, is also available on this webpage.
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