Serve, or you’re in big trouble.
A man received a recorded phone message saying he had missed jury duty and had to call the National Justice Center.
When he called, the official voice said he had failed to show up for jury duty at 9 a.m. Monday. Now he had three options:
- Press 2 to make arrangements to pay a $500 fine.
- Press 3 to make arrangements to serve 30 days in jail.
- A third option, which he was strongly suggested to take.
That option was to forward this message to 10 gullible friends.
Then there was laughter.
The call was a prank. There is no National Justice Center, and there was no address to send the fake fine. The calls were being made to random people.
Police decided to publicize the prank because many victims – who did not listen to the whole message – called the clerk of court’s office to complain about being fined.
The news report is worth watching, here>>
Court officials aren’t laughing at jury duty prank, The Moultrie Observer>>