The Bibb County Superior Court Clerk’s Office received more than a dozen calls Monday from residents reporting they received calls from scam artists.
Alleged scammers are calling residents, saying the residents have been summoned for jury duty, failed to appear and owe $900 or more to prevent being immediately arrested, said Clerk Erica Woodford.
Contacted residents are further being told not to call the sheriff’s office because they’ll be arrested on the spot, Woodford said.
The alleged scammers are instructing residents to get a money card and call back with the card information, she said.
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Woodford said arrest warrants for failure to appear for jury duty are not issued without residents having an opportunity to appear in court.
While the clerk’s office staff may call missing jurors, they don’t threaten an arrest or demand money, she said.
Anyone with questions about jury duty can call 621-6257.
Residents contacted by a scammer can call the sheriff’s office at 751-7500 to file a report.