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Jury Duty Links

Fifth District Court

Phone:  575-885-4740

Magistrate Court: Carlsbad

Phone: 575-885-3218 or 575-887-7119

Magistrate Court: Artesia:

575-746-2481

Please call the court that you are scheduled to serve jury duty in for more information.

Also, check back to this web page soon, as we will be updating our information and links to the courts.

WARNING:  Please Read:  Be aware and informed.

A variety of methods are used by identity thieves to trick us into revealing our financial information such as Social Security numbers, ATM pin numbers, passwords, etc.  If you get any inquiries for your personal financial information, don't give it.  Instead, make direct contact with the organization claiming to want it and verify that the request was really from them.

This has been verified by the FBI (their link is included below).  Most of us take summons for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of scam has surfaced.  The caller claims to be a jury coordinator.  If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant.  Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity has been stolen. 

This scam has been reported in 11 states so far, including Oklahoma, Illinois and Colorado.  This scam is particularly dangerous because the thieves use intimidation over the phone.  They bully people into giving information by pretending they are court employees.  The FBI and the Federal Court System have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning citizens about the fraud.

Check out the entire story here:

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm