JURY DUTY SCAM: If you get a call from a person who claims that a warrant is out for your arrest for failing to report for jury duty, HANG UP! It's a scam! The caller falsely says he is Lt. Raines with the Sheriff's Office. He tells you to buy $2,000 in reloadable money cards and meet him at the Courthouse on Chain Bridge Road. DON'T DO IT!
Request and verify solicitor and contractor licenses:
• Solicitor Licenses – Call the county at 703-324-5966, TTY 711.
• Contractor License – Call the state at 804-367-8511, TTY 711.
• No license? Call police non-emergency at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.
Take your time. Seek second opinions. Check references.
Request written scope of work and cost estimates. Review agreements carefully.
Never pay more than 30 percent of total before work is done. Pay via credit card, if possible.
Report a Scam
Report scams and unlicensed solicitors to the Fairfax County Police Non-Emergency Line at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.