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Press Release May 27, 2014
Summit County residents have been receiving telephone calls from individuals representing themselves as law enforcement.
Residents who are targeted receive a phone call from someone claiming to be with law enforcement. The caller usually refers to some type of discrepancy in regards to jury service. At some point during the conversation the perpetrator attempts to gain or verify their Social Security Number, date of birth and/or other personal information to cross-reference with their records, including bank account information, etc. These individuals may be attempting some type of illegal operation.
DO NOT PROVIDE THESE INDIVIDUALS WITH ANY INFORMATION (PERSONAL OR EMPLOYMENT, OR WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN SUMMONED FOR JURY DUTY). HANG UP IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF ANY CALLER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION YOU CAN GATHER.
The only contact you may receive would be from the Summit County Jury Commissioner’s Office which will be prominently displayed on the caller I.D. We will never ask for personal information or threaten you with warrants for your arrest. If a juror fails to report on their scheduled date, Summit County Common Pleas Court will send a letter via the U.S. Postal Service asking the juror to contact the Jury Bailiff.
If you have already provided confidential information to someone who identified himself or herself as a representative of law enforcement, you should take the necessary steps to protect your identity.
This Press Release is being issued, as the Court believes that these fraudulent activities pose a potential threat to our residents.
For information, please contact Andrew J. Bauer, Court Executive Officer, at 330-643-2390.