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County official notes jury duty scam

November 14, 2012

Bingham County Clerk Sara Staub has reported a scam related to jury duty.
On Tuesday Staub said several people have recently come into the courthouse to report that they had received text messages saying they were being fined for failure to report for jury duty.
"We've been told the text message tells the people they're being fined $100 for failure to report," Staub said. She added that the people who have reported the text messages were not on a jury duty list.
"The county and the courts would not be contacting anybody by text," Staub said. "We're worse than that. If people miss jury duty and fail to show cause, we send a law enforcement officer.
"This is going around," Staub said. "It's a scam. Hopefully nobody is sending off money somewhere."

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