PA (November 15, 2016) - Dauphin County Court officials learned that
citizens are still being targeted in an on-going scam related to jury duty.
incidents were reported Tuesday and Wednesday after individuals were contacted
by a caller claiming to be a Dauphin County Deputy Court Administrator.
instance, the caller stated that the individual failed to appear for jury duty
and there were two contempt warrants for his arrest from a local Magisterial
District Judge, each carrying a $1000 fine.
insisted on staying on the phone with this individual to track his whereabouts
or else they would dispatch Sheriff’s Deputies immediately to take the person
to Dauphin County prison.
stated that he could hear police radios in the background while on the phone
and the caller was very convincing. In fact, the caller gave a return
telephone number with a very sophisticated message with prompts that name
Dauphin County employees and their titles. Please do not be fooled by
Court Administration will only send correspondence through the
mail to notify jurors about their service and would never ask
them to pay a fine over the phone.
questions is encouraged to call Court Administration at 717-780-6630.