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Eighth Judicial District Court issues jury service scam alert

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Updated: 10/18/2013 11:52 am
LAS VEGAS — The Eighth Judicial District Court has been alerted to a scam relating to jury service. Individuals falsely identifying themselves as law enforcement officers have been phoning Clark County citizens claiming that an arrest warrant has been issued against them for failure to appear for jury service. The scammers then offer to dismiss the warrant for a sum of money.

Residents should be advised that these phone calls are not coming from court officials, nor are the calls authorized or in any way approved by the court. Residents are advised not to disclose any personal information to such callers and should report the matter to law enforcement officials for investigation. A key red flag is the request for money. No official representatives of the court will call to solicit money for any purposes.

The District Court website has information on jury service here. Those who have received a summons can reschedule jury service online here. A jury phone line is also available at 702-455-4472 (callers should remain on the line for the operator).

“Citizens fulfilling their service on a jury is one of the most important and crucial aspects of our justice system. Our judges highly respect and value this service,” said District Court Chief Judge Jennifer P. Togliatti. “I urge residents to be diligent in protecting their information and to report suspicious calls to law enforcement.”

The Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court is one of the busiest courts in the nation. Fifty-two judges preside over nearly 100,000 criminal, civil and family cases that are filed each year in District Court.

— From news release

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