A scam resurfaced this week in which callers claiming to be Tarrant County court officials tell people that they failed to report for jury duty and have to pay a fine over the phone.
It's bogus, according to bailiff Paula Morales, who has worked with juries for 20 years.
“People are told: ‘Give us a credit card number. We’ll take care of it over the phone and we’ll be done,’” Morales said. “But people get scared. They think, ‘It’s the government’ and think, ‘Oh, my gosh. I just want it taken care of.’ ”
But that’s not how the court system works, she said.
-- Bill Miller