Every county is plagued with consumer scams, frauds and unethical practices. The Clerk’s office is often alerted to these suspicious practices from the public by telephone, email or in person. Although it is impossible to document all the different types of scams, this page will help inform you of the common scams victimizing the community.
Below are some of the more frequent scams that have been reported to us directly in conjunction with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Fraud Alerts, FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center, Florida Division of Consumer Services, and the Federal Trade Commission Scam Alerts.
Missed Jury Service Scam
Scam IRS Calls
Court Appearance Email Scam
Property Deed Letter Scam
Caller ID Fraud
Things to keep in mind:
- The Clerk's office will never contact you by phone or email to ask for payment or any other personal information.
- Do not open any email attachments from an unfamiliar source.
- Never provide personal information by phone or email.
If you receive a suspicious call requesting payment or personal information, write down as much information about the call as possible and contact the Clerk's office at (727) 464-3341 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also want to report the incident with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Fraud line at (727) 582-6200.