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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:52 PM
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Jury duty scam
I checked to see if this has been posted but I didn't see it. If it has, I apologize.

Note that this has been checked out on Snopes and is true.

Subject: Re: Jury duty scam

Be careful...




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 here: http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm

And here: http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp

http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp

http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:43 PM
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1. One thing I always hear..
when in doubt offer to call them back. Get a phone number from them, set it aside. Find the actual phone number of whatever entity they claim to represent and call that number.
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stirlingsliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:45 PM
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2. Never, Ever, Never Ever.....
Never, ever give out your social security number or date of birth over the telephone.

DO NOT DO IT!

Ever.
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