Caller ID displayed "No Caller ID." Male caller left a voice message identifying himself as Sgt. Stephen Johnson with Ada County Sheriff's Office and provided call back number of (270) 418-2072. Caller spoke quickly/hard to understand. Threatened arrest for failing to appear for federal grand jury & contempt of court. See below for full detailed description of the scam.
The call originated from 208-481-4133. Male caller with accent identified himself as Boise Police Officer Johnathan Mayes, Badge #3327. He advised a warrant had been issued for failure to appear to a federal jury notice that had been signed for on July 25th. The caller directed him to report to the police station to complete a DNR "Did not receive notice" to clear everything up. Boise Police Department was notified.
POCATELLO — The Bannock County Clerk’s Office has received numerous reports of phone fraudsters threatening prosecution for failing to appear for jury service. These scammers are asking for false fines to be paid with prepaid cards.
PHONE# 208-462-0916 (Garden Valley)
Venmo Account - Tanisha Walker
Scam coming from phone numbers: 208-269-2067 and 208-529-1200.
Law Enforcement Agency: Bonneville County Sheriff's Office
Used Judge name: Judge Dane Watkins
Our office was notified of a jury scam with the male caller claiming to be Lt. Tucker from the Ada County Sheriff's Office (badge #96637). The call came from 208-654-1467 and again from North Carolina 984-272-7867. He demanded the purchase of money paks in the amount of $2,000 or risk being jail or charged with two misdemeanors. The caller demands you stay on the line. HANG UP IMMEDIATELY!
The Bonner County Sheriff's Office phone number (208) 265-5525 has been spoofed by Jury Scammers. They are also using (208) 494-2555. The male caller identifies himself as Lieutenant Robbins claiming you have "pending" warrants for failing to appear for jury service. You are given 2 options: address them as a civil or criminal matter requesting payment via pre-paid voucher cards. Please see attached.
Several residents of Eastern Idaho have been receiving jury scam phone calls from individuals impersonating themselves as being from Bonneville County. The caller advises that due to a missed grand jury session that there was a citation being issued. He mentioned a bond voucher and directed them to Albertsons to obtain $484 payment vouchers for failure to appear/contempt of court. THIS IS A JURY SCAM.
Boise and Pocatello residents are receiving jury scam phone calls where the male caller is impersonating a U.S. Marshal. The caller scared them into believing that they had missed jury duty and threatened arrest if they hung up. The caller tried to keep them on the phone and became threatening when he was questioned about the validity of the call. Avoid being a target by simply hanging up the phone.
The Jury Office was notified today of the following jury scam. The caller identifies himself as Deputy Ryan Jackson with the Federal Marshal's Office. The call is originating from phone number 208-352-2394, which has been shut down by the U.S. Marshal's Office.
Scammers are calling residents, claiming to be Officer Woodward of Nampa Police. They failed to report to jury duty or they had some sort of civil fine where they were requesting debit/visa cards and trying to get that information sent to them to pay off some sort of fine so they don’t have to go to jail for it,” Woodward said."We don't collect money we serve the citizens and that's our business."
It is a crime for an individual to falsely represent himself or herself as a federal official or Deputy United States Marshal. Accordingly, these scams and any similar fraudulent conduct will be investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service, in partnership with the FBI.
Telephone Scammers Continue to Target Idaho Residents