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Jury Duty Scam

Aug 17, 2017
The Third Judicial Circuit Court of Wayne County has learned of a telephone scam regarding missed jury duty.

For Immediate Release


Contact: Zenell B. Brown, Executive Court Administrator (313) 224-5261
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The Third Judicial Circuit Court of Wayne County has learned of a telephone scam regarding missed jury duty. The scam artist will call and advise the person of a citation for a bench warrant that must be paid immediately or the person will be subject to arrest or an arrest warrant will be issued. In another scam, the caller states he is calling regarding a bench warrant and gives out a phone number to call a deputy for a required bond that must be paid immediately.

The Third Circuit Court advises Jurors:

If you receive a phone call like this, it is not from Chief Judge Colombo, the Third Judicial Circuit Court, or anyone affiliated with the Court. Do not respond to this phone call or pay anyone any sum of money. Obtain as much information as you can about the caller and report it to your local police department.

If you missed jury duty in the Third Judicial Circuit Court, you will not receive a phone call requesting money and threatening arrest. You may contact the Court if you failed to appear for jury duty. If you were to serve at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, please call 313-224-5650. If you were to serve at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, please call 313-224-2507. If you do not call, you may receive a Show Cause Order requiring your presence in Court on a specific date to explain why you missed court.

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