Text Scam Regarding First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Courts) Employees

Administration has been notified that the attached scam text alert has been circulating to FJD employees. Please be advised that this is a scam and was not sent out by the FJD. Further, any FJD text alerts will never be longer than 120 characters.

Telephone Scam Warning Regarding the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Courts)

The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Courts) is advising the public to be on alert for a phone scam that spoofs or fakes the Philadelphia Court's name and telephone number on the recipient's voicemail and/or caller ID. Callers claim to be representatives of the Court, demanding monies or personal information such as social security numbers or credit card numbers. Please be advised that the Court never requests personal identifiers such as social security numbers by telephone call. The Court does not request or accept credit card information by telephone. Credit card payments should only be made through secure online applications, such as PAePAY or through the Court's electronic filing systems.

The Court does not call private citizens to threaten or demand money. The public is cautioned to never give out personal information to unknown callers.

If you have received one of these calls, it is recommended that you contact the Federal Trade Commission (ftc.gov). If you are a victim of one of these calls, please contact your local police department.

To learn about recent scams and how to recognize the warning signs, please visit the Federal Trade Commission's website.


Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed