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NEWS RELEASE

Judicial Branch, State of New Hampshire

 
For Immediate Release:
February 13, 2020
   

Judicial Branch issues warning about phone scam
Scammers posing as Judicial Branch employees demanding payment

 

CONCORD, NH – The NH Judicial Branch is alerting the public that the Courts are being impersonated by a scamming group targeting parties to small claim cases and other litigants. 

The NH Judicial Branch reports that the callers have altered their Caller ID information to reflect the Judicial Branch Call Center phone number (1-855-212-1234) in order to appear legitimate. Scammers use many tactics to sound and appear credible. They sometimes provide information like names of employees, judges, and courthouse addresses.

During these calls, scammers attempt to collect payment on small claim judgments, fines or other offenses.

If you believe you were a victim of such a scam, you are encouraged to report the incident to your local FBI office and to the FTC.

Things to remember:

  • The NH Judicial Branch WILL NEVER ask for credit/debit card/gift card numbers, wire transfers, or bank routing numbers, or to make bitcoin deposits for any purpose.
  • NEVER divulge personal or financial information to unknown callers.
  • Report scam phone calls to your local FBI office and to the FTC.
  • You can remain anonymous when you report.
  • Authenticate the call by hanging up and recalling the Call Center at 1-855-212-1234 and verify the court order given by the caller.

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Media Contact:
Tammy Jackson
Communications Assistant
NH Judicial Branch
One Charles Doe Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603.271.2646 (ext. 0251)