FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|| May 13, 2015
|| Dave Peterson, Kitsap County Clerk
360.337.7164 or firstname.lastname@example.org
County Clerk warns of jury
(Port Orchard, WA) -
Kitsap County and around the state are being targeted once again by
con-artists,” warns Dave Peterson, Kitsap County Clerk.
Here’s how the scam works. The phone rings. When the citizen answers, a
caller asserts the citizen has missed jury duty and a warrant has been or
will be issued for their arrest, or the sheriff is on the way). The only way
to stop it is to give the caller a credit or debit card number, purchase a
prepaid card, etc. to pay the fine – all designed to get money from the
“There is no monetary penalty for missing jury duty here in Kitsap,” said
Peterson. "We ever call a juror and ask for money. Missing jury service
likely results in a postcard stating the service must be rescheduled. And
that’s it,” Peterson added.
Citizens are advised to never give financial information over the phone to
any unknown person or entity. If in doubt, hang up and call the institution
or entity on a publicly listed number and ask if the call was legitimate.
# # #