Jury Scam Warning
Posted: 07/31/2014

Jury Scam Warning

A number of federal district courts have reported that citizens in their districts are being targeted by a juror phishing email that asks recipients to provide personal identifiers (SSN, DOB, mother’s maiden name, etc.) on an attached PDF form and emailed back to the originator. This scam differs from previous incidents in its use of "EJuror" as the source of the email and its attempt to obtain personal identifiers.

The public is warned to not respond to such emails. Courts using eJuror never request that personal identification information be sent directly in an email response. Requests by courts to complete a qualification questionnaire are initiated by formal written correspondence and provided instructions for the juror participant to be authenticated over a secure connection.

If you receive such an e-mail, do not open it. You can report it to the jury administrator in your local federal district. In the Northern District of Iowa, the Jury Administrator is at 319 286-2314. You can also contact your local U.S. Attorney’s Office.