Jury Duty Scam Spreads to New Mexico

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY - It seems a jury scam is growing, now reaching all the way to New Mexico.

Con-artists are sending text messages to folks saying their name was published in the local paper for missing jury duty.

Lea County law enforcement is saying don't fall for it.

It's all a hoax.

The district court says they never publicize missing juror's name.

They will either send you a notice through the mail or notify you with a call.

By the way, this con has been making the rounds, most recently in Howard and Ward Counties.