The U.S. Attorney’s office is warning people in our area about a phone scam relating to jury duty. Authorities have issued the following press release.
Chattanooga area residents are being targeted by phone calls regarding failure to report for jury duty from a person claiming to be from the U.S. Marshal Service. The scam involves an individual contacting the victim, telling him/her that he/she has missed federal jury duty, and demanding the victim pay a fine to avoid being arrested.