Jacksonville, FL — The Duval County Clerk of Courts is issuing a warning about a recent increase in scam calls, using caller ID fraud.
The Clerk's Office says the scammers are 'spoofing' their number and attempting to convince people that a loved one is jeopardy or that they owe money on outstanding court fees.
The office tells WOKV that the scammers will often claim to be either clerk officials or law enforcement officers and demand an immediate payment to help their loved one or resolve a supposed debt.
"We wanted to ensure that the public was aware of the potential for these scam attempts. Our office is committed to helping assist anyone who has questions about a suspicious call," says Clerk Ronnie Fussell.
The Clerk's Office says they do NOT generally call people to arrange payments over the phone.
If you receive any suspicious calls, you're urged to contact the Clerk's Public Records Department at (904) 255-1828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.