Judicial Branch Warns about Court-related Scam Calls

Date: 2/3/2023

The Maine Judicial Branch is warning people about a scam telephone call in which the caller falsely claimed to be a "warrants officer" of the Cumberland County Courts. The caller claims that the victim is in violation of a subpoena and demands personal information.

This scam appears to be a variation of a scam that the Judicial Branch became aware of last summer, in which the caller claimed to be from the courts and demanded money to clear an outstanding warrant for having missed a court date.

Judicial Branch personnel and law enforcement never call and request personal or financial information or money over the telephone or threaten recipients who don't comply.

Maine people are advised to be very cautious in responding to such calls. Never send money or provide personal or financial information in response to a telephone call or email unless you have verified the identity of the caller independently.

Contact: Barbara Cardone, Esq., Director of Legal Affairs Phone: (207) 213-2803 Email: barbara.cardone@courts.maine.gov