Jury and Court scams
We have received several phone calls concerning a jury duty scam. The callers have mentioned both regular jury and grand jury service, and state that an individual has failed to appear, and must pay money immediately to avoid being arrested. In at least one instance, the caller has referred to Judge Newman, the Chief Judge of our Court. THIS IS A SCAM. PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE ANYONE WITH MONEY OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION who calls you about jury service.
Communications from our office regarding jury service will generally come by mail or email. If there is an issue with jury service, you will receive a phone call from either Lynn Pollock or Katherine Allen, our jury coordinators. We will never ask you to pay money. If you receive one of these calls, please contact Ms. Pollock at 703-228-3124 so she can forward the information to the Arlington County Police Department.
Further, there have been additional scams reported, where callers are posing as court personnel and demanding money. Please review the public advisory from the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Virginia Supreme Court.