Courts Notify Public of Scam
The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) is advising the public to stay vigilant against a recently reported phone scam. The scam involves calls that mimic the AOPC’s telephone number, and those targeted are told of alleged unpaid court fines and outstanding fees. The caller threatens to place the individual on the Pennsylvania sex offender registry for failing to pay the alleged fees.
The AOPC never solicits payment by credit card, gift card, or any other means of electronic funds transfer. Should you receive such a call, do not provide any information, hang up immediately, and contact state and/or local police, as well as the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection, at (800) 441-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.