Media Contact: Pam Childers, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
First Judicial Circuit, Escambia County (850) 595-4310
The Escambia County Clerk’s office reports that citizens have received phone calls from individuals seeking money as a result of the citizen having missed jury duty. The caller indicates that the citizen must pay a fine or fee in order to ensure a warrant for their arrest will not be issued. In the latest of these jury scams, the caller is claiming to work for the Escambia County Sheriff’s office. Neither the Sheriff’s office nor the Clerk’s office will ever demand payment via telephone in lieu of arrest.
This scam has been occurring in the Pensacola area and elsewhere in Florida. If you, or someone you know, have received such a call, please call the Sheriff’s office at (850) 436-9620.