FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Caution: New Email Phishing Scam Targeting Region
Contact: Susan Lilly, Public Information Officer 970-729-2028
Date -- (Telluride, CO) – The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office would like to alert the community of a new email phishing scam in which the sender purports to be the county court claiming the recipient missed jury duty and must pay a fine.
Three people were reportedly victimized in Mesa County recently when an email stated the individual missed jury duty and must pay a $500 fine.
Any communication from the court system regarding jury duty will be through the US Postal Service and will never ask for sensitive information in any communication via email or phone.
Any texts, calls, or emails purporting to be from the courts should be considered fraudulent and should be reported to the jury commissioner in Montrose or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office, located in Telluride, Colorado and established in 1883, serves 7,800 residents and countless visitors across the 1,288 square miles of San Miguel County. Sheriff Bill Masters has been serving as the county’s elected Sheriff since 1980.