State warns Hoosiers of jury duty phone scam

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials are warning Indiana residents about a scam where callers try to get Hoosiers’ personal financial data by telling them they owe fines for failing to show up for jury duty.

Judges in Henry and Hamilton counties have told the Division of State Court Administration and the Indiana Judicial Center they’ve received complaints from people who’ve received such calls.

The callers generally pressure the person to provide financial information, telling the resident they must provide it in order to pay a fine.

But the state says Indiana courts never ask potential jurors or those who missed jury duty for money or for information like bank account numbers or credit card data.

The state urges anyone receiving such calls to contact the police. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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