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Press Release - Third Circuit Court Jury Duty Scam

Dec 10, 2021

For Immediate Release


Contact: Hon. Timothy M. Kenny, Chief Judge
Zenell B. Brown, Executive Court Administrator
  (313) 224-2236
Subject: Third Circuit Court Jury Duty Scam


Detroit, MI  Recently residents of Wayne County have been subject to a telephone scam claiming that a Failure to Appear for Jury Duty at the Third Circuit Court has resulted in a Contempt of Court finding. The caller identifies himself as a member of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and indicates that a Venmo payment of between $1,500.00 and $2,000.00 will prevent the resident from being arrested.

Residents should be advised neither the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department nor the Third Circuit Court contacts Wayne County residents by telephone or email in an effort to collect funds for allegations for missed jury service. If you receive such a request, do not make any payment but rather contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department at (313) 224-0414 and provide information about the communication. 


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