PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The state chief justice of the state Supreme Court and the attorney general are warning South Dakotans about a scam operating in the state.
It involves callers identifying themselves as court employees seeking to collect payment in order for someone 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 persuade people to provide the information to avoid legal consequences.
Chief Justice David Gilbertson and Attorney General Marty Jackley say the court system does not use phone solicitations to seek private information.
Victims should contact the South Dakota Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or consumerhelp(at)state.sd.us.