By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Pennsylvania state courts are warning people of a new phone scam going around the Commonwealth.READ MORE: Redistricting Commission Scales Back Original Plan For Counting Inmates
According to the court, people have reported getting calls from someone claiming to be from the “administrative office of Pennsylvania Courts.”READ MORE: Former Mylan Executive Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading, Preparing False Tax Return
The scammer then tells the person they will be placed on the state’s sexual offender registry if they fail to pay alleged court costs.
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They added that the court will never request payments over the phone.