Jury Duty Scam:

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    This has been verified on Snopes.com (link listed below) and by the FBI (their link is also included below).

    Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summons for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty that a new and ominous kind of scam has surfaced.

    Fall for it and your identity could be stolen, reports CBS. In this con, someone calls pretending to be a court official who threateningly
    says a warrant has been issued for your arrest because you didn't show up for jury duty. The caller claims! to be a jury coordinator. If you
    protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Sometimes they even ask for credit card numbers. Give out any of this information and bingo! Your identity just got stolen.

    The scam has been reported so far in 11 states, including Minnesota, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Colorado . This (scam) is particularly insidious
    because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they're with the court system. The
    FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.

    &n! bsp; Check it out here:
    & nbsp; http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp
    http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel05/092805.htm

    PLEASE PASS THIS ON. ESPECIALLY TO ANY SENIOR CITIZENS YOU KNOW EVEN IF THEY DON'T HAVE EMAIL, PRINT & GIVE THEM A COPY.


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  2. superman

    superman New Member

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    thanks for the info ace
     

  3. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Thanks for the heads up Ace...
     
  4. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ace. Never know what they will try next.
     
  5. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    Good looking out Ace seems like you are up on alot of stuff