Authorities in Atlantic County are alerting residents about yet another scam that's making its rounds and this one involves you allegedly missing grand jury service.

Jury Duty Phone Scam in Atlantic County, NJ

Atlantic County Sheriff Joe O’Donoghue says scammers are calling people and telling them they missed their appointment for grand jury service and a warrant or citation has been issued in their name.

Scammers have been going so far as to share some personal information with potential victims, such as previous addresses or phone numbers, in an attempt to sound like a legitimate law enforcement agency; such information can be found relatively easily online.

Once potential victims believe they are talking to real authorities, the scammers then ask for driver's license numbers or passport information.

Atlantic County Criminal Court Complex in Mays Landing NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Atlantic County Criminal Court Complex in Mays Landing NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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If you receive such a call, immediately hang up and you can report it to the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office by calling (609) 909-7200.

  • Questions regarding jury or grand jury service in Atlantic County can be answered by calling (609) 402-0100 x47930

Sheriff O’Donoghue says if a warrant was actually issued for your arrest, his office would not call you and ask you to turn yourself in — his officers would just come and arrest you.

Don't Be the Next Victim

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As always, never provide any financial information over the phone. If someone purporting to be an officer asks for any type of credit card or bank account number over the phone or asks you to make an electronic payment at a store like Family Dollar or Walgreens, it's a scam.

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