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Scam E-mails, Fake Phone Calls Supposedly from Dauphin County Court Target Residents

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA situated Dauphin County Court's officers recently issued an alert for local inhabitants about 2 separate scams that criminals are operating pretending to be court officials, published pennlive.com dated July 1, 2015.

Distributing fake e-mails, one scam out of the two, is an attempt to fool residents that they're required for performing jury duty. But according to Robert Sisock Deputy Court Administrator, the county doesn't dispatch the above kind of notices through electronic mail. Pennlive.com reported this.

However, the county sends questionnaires by post at residents' addresses summoning them for jury obligation. Sisock stated that the spurious e-mail believably was phishing wherein scamsters attempt at gaining personal information for carrying out ID-theft.

According to him, citizens must be careful in not calling for making any fine payment alternatively give away info over e-mail.

Meanwhile, the other scam involves phone-calls where the caller describes himself to be some Sheriff Harris to tell the listener that he didn't report to perform jury obligation as well as that therefore he'll be arrested through a warrant made against him. The listener is subsequently informed that if he makes a fine payment via the telephone, his name would be cleared.

Thus officials of the U.S District Court have advised anybody who thinks he's got a fake call else e-mail from the district court of the federation towards getting in touch with the office of clerk. If anybody has already answered a fake e-mail/phone call he must adopt suitable measures for protecting his financial and other personal information.

Additional details regarding frauds related to jurors can be obtained on the www.uscourts.gov site. Also, federal courts' contact details are available via the court locator of U.S Courts.

Meanwhile, not only Dauphin County residents are victims of bogus phone calls and scam e-mails asserting as the Court's communication. In a likewise instance, during the 3rd-week of June, a scam electronic mail was getting widely disseminated across USA having the caption "Urgent court notice" along with a random number. Recipients of that e-mail were told they had to be present at Washington court on one stipulated date.

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