Ridgefield residents warned of jury duty phone scam

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RIDGEFIELD — Local police are alerting residents to a phone scam involving fake jury duty summons after several people reported receiving suspicious calls.

The Ridgefield Police Department said Tuesday that scammers using a 203 area code are posing as a sergeant from a Fairfield County sheriff’s office, falsely claiming residents failed to appear for jury duty.

Officials emphasized that court officers never request payment, credit card information or Social Security numbers for missed jury duty.

Police advise residents to let unknown numbers go to voicemail and to verify any claims by calling official court numbers directly.

They urge people to never give out personal information over the phone and to report suspicious activity to local law enforcement immediately.

The department did not specify how many residents had received the fraudulent calls or if anyone had fallen victim to the scam.

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