Federal authorities are warning citizens that in some states residents are being targeted by phone calls and threatened with prosecution for failing to comply with a jury summons.
The call is used by conmen to coerce those they call into providing confidential data, which can lead to identity theft.
Neither federal nor state courts require anyone to provide sensitive information in a telephone call.
For questions or information about jury service at Ventura County Superior Court go to: http://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/venturamasterframes18.htm
Go to Services and Programs and then click Jury Services.