Jury scam comes to Thurston County

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and the county court system are warning residents about a jury scam.

The scammers are using both the phone and emails to contact residents, saying they have missed jury, and a warrant has been issued for their arrest or they owe a court fine.

The scammers ask for personal information, such as Social Security numbers, birth dates or bank account information.

Residents are advised to hang up the phone or ignore the email.

Court staff say they will never ask potential jurors for money or confidential information over the phone or by email. Police ask anyone who responded to these scams to report the incident.