Thurston County Warns of Jury Scam

By The Chronicle

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and courts are warning all citizens about a jury scam. 

Scammers are calling and emailing people saying they missed jury duty, with some of the callers saying judges have issued an arrest warrant. Some of the calls have used the name of a local judge. 

They are not court staff or from the sheriff’s office. They are attempting to steal money or personal information. The caller will ask for money or personal information, including a Social Security number, birth dates or bank account information. 

The county warns residents to not give any of that information over the phone. 

Court staff will never ask potential jurors for money or confidential information over the phone, email or by mail. Do not give money or information to these people, but rather hang up or ignore the message, the county advises. Anyone who responded to the scams should report the incidents to police.