A person or persons may be perpetuating an identity theft fraud in this City and Hampton Roads similar to these reported below:
- The individual claiming to be an agent of the court or sheriff's office indicates that the phone call is in regards to jury or grand jury service, issuing threats regarding failure to appear and requesting personal information for "verification purposes" or requesting a payment to avoid a contempt arrest warrant.
- The Virginia Beach Circuit Court may call to find out why someone did not show up for jury duty, but our court officials will never request personal identifying information over the phone or request a payment to avoid the court process.
You may contact our jury office at (757) 385-4589. If you believe you have been contacted by such an individual you may contact the local FBI office located in Norfolk, Virginia at (757) 455-0100.