Allegheny County Courts sent out a press release warning that scam artists are posing as court employees, calling people and informing them that they have missed jury duty, or simply to ask about jury duty availability. After that, the caller sometimes asks for information like date of birth, social security number and credit card or bank account information.
The release stresses that county court employees do not solicit, and never ask for personal information.
Anyone receiving such a call is asked to contact the Office of Jury Management at 412-350-5336 and local law enforcement.
The post was sourced from a short piece in the Post-Gazette.