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Phone Scam Has Jury Duty Angle

The U.S. Marshals office in Reno is warning about a new scam targeting northern Nevadans with fictitious telephone calls about jury duty.

They say they've received several reports of individuals who identify themselves as U.S. marshals over the phone and say they will arrest the person they’ve called if they don’t pay a fine for missing jury duty.  Officials with the U.S. Marshals Service say they never seek payment of fines or fees over the telephone. They urge anyone receiving such a call to refuse to provide any financial information and to report the incident to local police or the FBI.
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Jay Bartos joined Nevada Public Radio in 1993 to develop and manage the state’s first radio reading service for people unable to use standard printed material due to blindness or another disability. After the reading service was discontinued in 2011, he became the afternoon host on KNPR for ten years. Jay can now be heard on air on News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7 KCNV throughout the week.