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Kansas Supreme Court warns of scam

February 6, 2014

The Kansas Supreme Court has issued a warning for people to be wary of unusual phone calls or emails from people claiming to be affiliated with a Kansas court.

The warning was part of a press release stating that Kansas has been targeted by a scammer contacting people and claiming to be part of the court system.

In one scam, residents report they received a phone call from someone claiming to be affiliated with a local court or sheriff’s office who demands the person pay a fine for failing to report for jury duty. Anyone who receives a call of this type should hang up immediately and report it to local law enforcement, the Kansas Supreme Court says.

In another scam, residents report receiving an email from a Kansas court that encourages them to click on a link to confirm a court complaint was filed. It is believed the link is used to deliver a virus onto the recipient’s computer when it is clicked, according to the Kansas Supreme Court. Anyone who receives an email of this type should delete it immediately.

A person who receives an unusual communication that does not fit the profile of either of these scams can contact a local court official to confirm whether it’s valid.

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