Be aware of jury duty scam

Meriden Superior Court. (WTNH/ Josh Scheinblum)

BRIDGEPORT Conn. (WTNH) — After three people were scammed, the U.S. attorney is warning Connecticut residents about a fake jury duty phone call.

The U-S Attorney says three people reported getting a phone call from a man saying his name is Lieutenant Steve Smith.

Police say he claims to be calling from the US District Court in Bridgeport and refers to a case number where the person failed to appear for jury selection.

The caller says the matter will be resolved if the victim buys four prepaid visa cards worth $500 each and reads the numbers over the phone.

You should be aware that this is a scam and you should not fall for it.

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