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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office would like to alert residents about a potential phone scam involving jury duty.

CCSO said at this time no local cases have been reported, however, , there is evidence that this phone scam has already targeted residents in Central Florida counties.

The caller tells the resident that they missed jury duty and that a fine must be paid (or some version of that story). CCSO in combination with Clerk of Court Tara Green want our citizens to know that this is not how our system operates.

The vast majority of court related communications are handled by official mail.

If someone receives a call that involves any version of this scam message, CCSO requests that you document as much information as possible (phone number, name of caller, etc) and report it immediately to local law enforcement.

Do not provide any personal identification or financial information over the phone for any reason related to jury duty or any other type of missed court appearance.