Posted: September 12, 2022

Scam Alert

In various parts of the United States, including Nevada, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and emails threatening them with prosecution for failing to pay a bond or failing to appear for a hearing or jury service.

In the calls and emails, recipients may be pressured to provide confidential data, potentially leading to identity theft and fraud. The recipients may also be pressured to provide some sort of immediate payment to the caller.

These calls and emails are fraudulent and are not connected with the U.S. Courts. Federal Courts and federal law enforcement do not phone or email individuals with money demands to avoid arrest. If you receive such a call, it is not a legitimate call from the U.S. District Court or U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The court does not require anyone to provide sensitive information or money over the phone or email.