SPD warns of jury fine scam

According to a post on the city of Susanville’s Facebook page, an individual impersonating as a member of the Susanville Police Department is calling residents claiming they have failed to report for jury duty and a fine needs to be paid to avoid arrest.

The SPD advises residents that law enforcement will never call to clear up legal fees or request a payment over the phone. This is a scam. Do not provide personal information, credit card information or provide any payment as this is a way for scammers to get money from you by using fear tactics.

Anyone receiving a jury duty/failure to appear scam phone call should report it to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.