Crystal Kinzel, Collier County clerk of the circuit court, is educating the public about new scams exposed by the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers.
In one scam, someone calls and states that they are with a sheriff’s office or a clerk’s office. The caller tells the victim they have missed jury duty and have a warrant out for their arrest, unless they pay a specific amount for the warrant to be dismissed.
Another scheme involves emails mimicking official Florida Supreme Court letterhead and requesting money. These incidents should be reported to a local law enforcement agency.