A new scam is circulating in South Dakota that you need to be aware of.
Callers identifying themselves as court staff from the Clerk of Court office are telling individuals that there was a judgement against them and have been attempting to collect money from the individuals. In one instance, the victim contacted the clerk to confirm information and was informed the information was false.
If you encounter a similar situation please be aware that if there is a civil judgement against you, UJS does not contact people in this manner. If you provided the caller with any financial information, please contact the Division of Consumer Protection:
Division of Consumer Protection
1302 E Hwy 14, Suite 3, Pierre SD 57501-8503
Phone: (605) 773-4400
Consumer Help Line: 1-800-300-1986 (South Dakota only)