Childers warns of jury duty scam

Escambia County Clerk of Court Pam Childers reports a scam has been occurring in Pensacola and elsewhere in Florida. A person receives a telephone call from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer stating that they, or a close relative, did not appear for jury duty or grand jury duty. The caller then states that the individual can pay money in order to prevent the arrest of the person who purportedly failed to report for jury duty. Please note these calls are NOT from the Clerk’s office.

If you or someone you know has received such a call, please contact Investigator Taylor Wells with the State Attorney’s Office at (850) 595-4267.