Reporting for Jury Duty is a responsibility of all citizens in these United States. The United States Constitution and the Texas Constitution guarantee all people the right to a trial by an impartial jury. Justice ultimately depends to a large measure upon the quality of the jurors who serve in the courts.

If you have been selected to serve on a jury, the following information may be of assistance.

There have been reports of phone calls being made by scammers to residents in several counties throughout that state of Texas that appear to be from county officials, reporting that persons have missed jury duty and threatening the person with arrrest for failure to appear.

The scammers tell the victim that a family member, whom he names, had failed to appear for jury duty and that they would be arrested if the victim did not immeadiately pay a fine for failure to appear for court and an additional fine for the charge of contempt of court.

The Scammer instructed the victim to purchase a money pack, after which the scammer would call back to get the control number which would allow him to cash out the money pack.

Please be advised tha the Bell County Courts, District Clerk's Office, or Jury Administrator will NEVER call you, text or email you and ask for social security numbers, credit cards or other sensitive information. Nor will we demand payment over the phoneof a fine for failure to appear, including the placing of any amount of money on a green dot card to pay any fine.

If you have doubts about a caller, please contact the District Clerk's Office, (254) 933-5949.