Residents Cautioned About Fraudulent Phone Calls Related to Jury Duty Exemptions


There are robocalls making the round offering jury duty exemptions.

The robocall claims to be made on behalf of the Department of Justice and makes a connection to the federal election before further stating that the call recipient’s Social Insurance Number was randomly selected.

The scam then requests additional personal financial information as a way to be released from a jury summons.

A jury summons is a court order that requires selected persons to attend court on a specific day and time. Exemptions are only provided by the Office of the High Sheriff or a judge.

Anyone who receives a suspicious communication should immediately report it to the Anti-Fraud Centre of Canada at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or call 1-888-495-8501.