I just got a call from a client -- a wonderful, elderly retired nurse, "Ross I'm in Trouble". Seems she got a call 'from the sheriff' that she had missed reporting for jury duty and there was a warrant for her arrest. They told her the fine was $950, and she needed to go to Kroger and get a money-order to pay it.
THIS IS A SCAM. THAT WAS NOT THE SHERIFF. IT IS BULL$#!7.
I called the sheriff to advise it was happening and he told me that one of his deputies was handling REAL jury notices and one of those summonsed had PAID the fine two weeks earlier. (and they had a lawyer living in the household!)
If you get this call, simply hang up and then call the police or the REAL sheriff. The only person who can impose a fine is a judge; they only do this when you show up in front of the judge and if you don't have an excuse then they may fine you.
Warn your friends and elderly relatives. And if you get this kind of call tell them I said it was BS and call me about it. The low-life SOB will get a blast of Rossiferous.