Maricopa County Jury Office warns residents of elaborate scam

Published: Friday, July 1, 2022 - 4:37pm
Updated: Friday, July 1, 2022 - 6:29pm

The Jury Office for Maricopa County Superior Court is warning of an elaborate ruse robbing people of thousands of dollars at a time.

The fraudsters typically call after hours. Then they pretend to have the Sheriff’s Office on standby to collect large fines for skipping jury duty. Jury administrator Matt Martin said the scammers are well-organized.

“They had everything covered. Multiple people on the line. Even their hold music was taped from Maricopa County’s hold music and looped over so they thought it was legitimate,” he said.

Martin said his office does not ask for money over the phone. Fines associated with jury duty are very rare and would only be issued in court.