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Court officials warn of Mecklenburg County jury duty scam

Officials with the 26th Judicial District are warning the public of a Mecklenburg County jury duty scam.

A caller posing as a deputy sheriff tells residents they’ve missed jury duty and will be fined. Residents are also told if they make a payment, they can avoid coming to court.

Court officials stated in a release that jury management staff or sheriff’s office personnel will never contact citizens by phone or email and ask for personal information. The public should never share Social Security or credit card numbers; money or financial or sensitive personal information over the phone or by email, officials said.

Anyone who has received this type of call or email should contact Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police: 704-336-7600.

If you’ve been a victim of this or a similar scam and have shared your Social Security number, contact Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 and all three major credit bureaus.

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