01/25/18 – PHONE SCAM ALERT!

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News Release
1-25-18
Phone Scam

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department has taken several complaints regarding another SCAM in our area. People are receiving calls from an unknown person stating they are from the Waukesha County Clerk of Courts. The person goes on to say that you owe money for jury duty, or fees related to a court hearing or unpaid fines. They are asking for your credit card information to pay off any unpaid fines or fees. If you do not answer, the person leaves a message advising you to call the Waukesha County Clerk of Courts at 262-408-6373. This is not a valid number for the clerk of courts. Please DO NOT call them back.

The Waukesha County Clerk of Courts will not call you about unpaid fines. You will receive written notice in the mail if you have any unfinished business with the Waukesha County Clerk of Courts.

As always, please DO NOT give out your personal information or your credit card information over the phone to anyone unless you know who he or she is.

Jennifer Wallschlaeger
Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department