Police warn residents of jury duty scam

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Fairfield police are warning community members about a jury duty caller scam.

They say the caller claims to be a member of law enforcement, and tells residents they have failed to appear for jury duty, failed the answer a court summons or have an active warrant for their arrest.

The caller then asks the person to pay a fine through pre-paid cards, gift cards or wire transfer.

Police say authentic jury duty notifications, as well as no-show summonses, are nearly always delivered by mail.

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