West Virginia Supreme Court officials are warning of an automated phone scam involving threats of jail and fines for failing to show up for jury duty.
At least three people have reported receiving these calls and the state attorney general's office has been informed of the scam.
People who receive the calls are being told they have failed to appear as a juror and must provide their credit card information or else face jail time.
It is true that people can face jail time and a fine for knowingly missing jury duty, however, they normally are notified by summons in person.
No one in the state's court system would ask for financial information over the phone.