Beware of Jury Duty Scam

The Alameda County Superior Court is warning residents about a jury duty scam. County officials say that a man identifying himself as a lieutenant or sergeant with the Sheriff’s Department is calling people, telling them that they failed to appear for jury duty and there is a warrant out for their arrest.

The caller states that the only way to get the warrant dismissed is to obtain a prepaid money card and give the caller the card number over the phone. The Alameda County Superior Court does not telephone residents for payments; residents should ignore any such phone calls.