Jury | Identity Theft/Jury Duty Scam
District Court Administrator Claire C. Capristo cautions citizens of Allegheny County
of identity theft scams. The scam may begin with a telephone call or email informing
citizens that they have missed jury duty and an arrest warrant has been issued,
or, the caller may inquire about the availability of a citizen to participate in
jury duty. The caller may then proceed to request confidential information such
as date of birth, Social Security number, credit card and/or bank account information
or demand that payment be made through a money transfer service to clear the warrant.
These perpetrators may use real names of persons or other means in order to make
the scam appear believable to an unsuspecting victim.
Citizens are advised that officials of the 5th Judicial District do
participation or seek any information from jurors via the telephone. Further, court
employees do not, under any circumstances,
request confidential information such
as credit card or bank account information.
If you receive a telephone call claiming you have missed jury duty and the caller
requests confidential information or demands that you make payment, do
not provide any information. Please hang up the telephone and immediately
contact the Office of Jury Management at 412-350-5336 and your local law enforcement