Jury duty email scam making the rounds

Staff Writer

The Howard County District Court sent out a notice Tuesday morning warning people of a potential scam using the district court as a cover.
At around 8:30 Tuesday morning, the district court began receiving phone calls stating that some individuals received an email appearing to be a jury summons from the county. However, this is not typical procedure for the delivery of jury summons and Laura Martin, deputy clerk, assures citizens this is not a legitimate email.
“They’re just saying they have an email stating they have jury on the 26th,” Martin said. “But that’s not how we work and that’s not how we send them out, we send them by mail.”
The court urges anyone who receives an email with a jury summons to understand this is not how the district court operates. For more information, contact the Howard County District Court.