Jury Duty Scam

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by ldw45, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    Although this has nothing to do with fishing I thought it worth passing along.


    This has been verified 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 ..
    a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.

    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.
    Give out any of this information and bingo,
    your identity was just stolen.

    The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states,
    including Oklahoma , Illinois , and Colorado ..
    This (swindle) is particularly insidious
    because they use intimidation over the phone
    to try to bully people into giving information
    by pretending they are with the court system.
    The FBI and the Federal Court System
    have issued nationwide alerts on their
    web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.
    CHECK IT OUT YOURSELF AND SEE

    Snopes site: says this is real fraud.
    <http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp>

    FBI site: warns about the fraud.
    <http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm>
    <http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm>
    <http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm
     
  2. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    They never stop trying do they?
     

  3. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    There are certainly a lot of crooks in this world, don't give out that SS# unless you are sure of the source. In Illinois, we have to give it out for a fishing licence... I don't like that.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Dean for this information. This needs to be passed to everyone in our address books.
     
  5. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Amusing and coincidental as this is... I just got a thing in the mail to send in.. I may be called up for Jury duty. Talk about a kick in the teeth.
     
  6. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Yeah, they love hitting up teachers. I've had to serve twice already.
     
  7. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Little punks... Go pick on people who do nothing. I got a job to do. :smile2:


    Well it isn't confirmed yet.. but my little 'answer' sheet says "PICK ME! PICK ME!" LOL



    Single... No kids... Higher Education... Teacher.. SOLD
     
  8. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    You would think after this long people would learn to never give out their SS number to someone calling them. Stuff like this has been going on for many years.
    Over 25 years ago someone called us saying we had won a big prize and all they needed to verify it was our SS number. Wife hung up on them. But turned out they didn't need our SS number to withdraw $6000 cash from our checking account... all it took was a fake drivers license.
     
  9. Goofy

    Goofy Member

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    Thanks Dean. I received this from my #2 son and is very serious. I've served on jury duty three times and was proud to. I'm an uneducated, retired laborer. But then I guess thats why they call it being judged by your peers.
     
  10. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Thanks for the info Dean very good post brother. People like that make me so:angry::angry::angry:.
     
  11. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    thanx Dean good post everyone needs to beware !
     
  12. deerhunter4

    deerhunter4 New Member

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    Still laughing Bro...

     
  13. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    We'll see who will be laughing Saturday! :smile2:
     
  14. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    hope they call me! i have a knack for spitting 4 letter words at people who harrass me on the phone. (salespeople, billcollectors, etc..)
     
  15. RiverMedic

    RiverMedic New Member

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    Take it from someone who had there Identity stolen in 1992, this is the first year that I have gotten my fed. tax return before august since then, had to file bankruptcy to pay off furniture and other debts in places I have never been. Keep S.S. number and Date and place of birth and moms maiden name, Known only to you and your spouse!
     
  16. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    ive been scammed like that on ebay. ill tell them to send the stupid cops we have here in this county to come get me. well talk at the station. then ill ask her who the states attourny is here and the sheriff. that will most likly shut em up and make them hang up. thanks for the heads up.
     
  17. Kojak

    Kojak New Member

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    Take it from me, Identity theft is no fun. Some of you might remember that stupid ol me fell for a bank email scam where all of mine and my fiances personal information was tricked out of me....It ended up costing her and I quite a bit before we were reimbursed by the bank..mainly a big headache. For anyone interested I would recommend Lifelock. It only costs like a few dollars a year and your identity is insured for up to $1 Million dollars if they fail to stop it. It has been a big piece of mind for me.