Jury Duty Scam Alert!
Citizens across the United States are being targeted by phone calls and e-mails threatening them with arrest or prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in state and federal courts. Recipients are being pressured to provide money or confidential data in order to avoid fines and jail time. Cooperation, in any form with these false claims, may also lead to identity theft.
It is the policy of the Clerk of the Court to contact prospective jurors only through a written court summons sent by U.S. Mail. Jurors are not contacted by telephone, email, text message or any other medium. Jury Services does not need or ask for your personal information and does not require a monetary payment of any amount for any reason.
If you receive a call requesting personal information or money, immediately call the Hardee County Sheriff's Office at (863) 773-0304.
Concerned citizens may also contact Jury Services at the Clerk's Office at (863) 773-4174 ext. 7224 to determine whether or not they have been summoned for jury service.