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Iowa courts warn of scammers threatening arrest of unsuspecting former residents



This news story was published on December 15, 2020.
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DES MOINES – Iowa clerks of courts are responding to people who have received collection notices that falsely claim to be from the Iowa Judicial Branch or a clerk of court.

The letters warn the individuals that if payments are not made to the 1-800 number on the notice, the person’s driver’s license would be suspended and an arrest warrant may be issued. The public should be aware that these notices are a scam and are not from the Iowa Judicial Branch. The Iowa Judicial Branch does not have a 1-800 number for paying court fines and fees.

People who want to inquire about a potential scam notice can do so by contacting the clerk of court in the county where the notice originated. A directory of clerk of court offices is on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at https://www.iowacourts.gov/court-directory/

Currently, the scam appears to target Iowans who have moved to another state.

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4 Responses to Iowa courts warn of scammers threatening arrest of unsuspecting former residents

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 15, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    You listen to Nancy and eat too much ice cream

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 15, 2020 at 11:27 am

    Be forewarned that these scammers sound official and can easily con intelligent people. The one I heard about involved an almost unbelievable tale of crimes commited with a car supposedly rented in this person’s name. Call police or courthouse directly before falling for these scams.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 15, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Scammer Alert! Mitch McConnell needs that ‘wake-up’ slap upside his head. The economy needs stimulus. People need help in our most dire hour. Death toll bigger than WW2. And in less than a year not 5 years. 1) Shutdown for 30 days to stop the spread in hotspot states! 2) Send out stimulus. 3) Put your mask on and go sit down Mitch. You lost your way.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 16, 2020 at 8:34 am

      Scammer Alert!Scammer Alert!Scammer Alert!
      !!!!!!!!!
      Nasty Nancy Pelosi is the one that has held up the stimulus checks, for several months.!!!!!!!!!!