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Public Advisory: Jury Duty Warranty Scam

In recent years, members of the public have been contacted by a person from a fictitious agency referred to as the "Federal Warrant Service."

Callers identify themselves as a high ranking officer and that the recipient of the call has a warrant for failing to appear for federal jury duty.

The callers give the ""wanted person" an option of paying a fine plus a processing fee to avoid the warrant service, and that if the "wanted person" does not comply, agents would come to their homes to arrest them.

The U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. District Courts want members of the public to know this is a scam. Neither does or would use a phone call to request payment of fines over the telephone for failure to appear for jury duty.

These jury scams have been occurring across the nation, and were brought to our attention by Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White of the District of New Hampshire, which has recently begun seeing the scam attempted in that area.

If anyone is contacted by the "Federal Warrant Service," do NOT make the payment, and immediately contact your local police or local U.S. Marshal office.

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