Warning of Possible Scam Targeting South Dakota Citizens

August 23, 2013

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Chief Justice David Gilbertson and Attorney General Marty Jackley are warning South Dakotans of a scam targeting South Dakota citizens. The scam involves callers identifying themselves as court employees seeking to collect payment in order for an individual to avoid immediate legal action. The caller will ask for personal identifying information and credit card information. They use the threat of court action in order to convince trusting individuals to provide this information to avoid legal consequences.
It is important for citizens to remember that the Court does not use phone solicitations to seek private information from the public. If you have been a victim of this scam or need any additional information, contact South Dakota Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or consumerhelp@state.sd.us. You can also contact your local court to verify the existence of a legal action or outstanding court debt.