Hamilton County Circuit Clerk warns residents about jury scam calls

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The Hamilton County Circuit Clerk's office is warning the public about an apparent jury scam involving phone calls to citizens.

The callers have been telling residents they must pay a certain amount of money or be arrested for missing jury duty, and some have been requesting that people meet them in person to make payments. A news release from the circuit clerk's office said it will never make a phone call about missing jury duty or asking for payment and encourages people to immediately contact law enforcement if they receive a similar call. People are encouraged to not make payments over the phone or meet any individuals to do so.

Those who have questions about jury duty should contact the jury clerk at 423-209-6726.

- Compiled by Kim Sebring