PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Not many people like jury duty, but most of us answer the call.
The fear of what may happen if we don’t is now being used against some people in the area.READ MORE: Multi-Vehicle Crash With Injuries Shuts Down Liberty Bridge
Authorities say scammers are calling people, claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or law enforcement.
They claim their target failed to report for jury duty, and to avoid being arrested, that person must pay a fine using a reloadable credit card.READ MORE: Law Enforcement Converges At Standoff In Fayette Co., State Troopers Not Injured In Gunfire
The scammers even ask the person to share their own credit card number to start the process.
If this has happened to you, you’re urged to contact the U.S. Marshals Service.$2.2M Settlement Reached In Pennsylvania State Police Sex Discrimination Lawsuit