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Posted on: September 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Loudoun Residents Alerted about Jury Scam

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is alerting citizens to another jury duty scam reported by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, including calls to victims from someone posing as a Sheriff’s Deputy demanding payment of court fines for failure to appear for jury duty. The Clerk’s Office will contact any known victim and also urges them to file a report with the LCSO. 

The LCSO or any other law enforcement agency will never contact anyone by telephone to inform them of a failure to report for jury duty or threaten them with a fine or imminent arrest. Anyone who misses a scheduled appearance for jury duty can expect to receive an official written notice from the Circuit Court with instructions on the necessary next steps. Officials urge anyone who receives an unexpected call regarding legal or law enforcement matters to exercise caution and common sense. Anyone who has concerns may reach out to the LCSO and any other relevant authorities. 

Anyone who believes they have been the victim of a scam may contact the Sheriff's Office at 703-777-1021. 

More information about scams is available from the Federal Trade Commission

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