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  • Jury Duty Scam!!!!!!!!

    Subject: Fw: Jury duty scam seems authentic




    This is actually a real one. And it is nice that the person
    Sending it included the verifying links to prove it. Anyway, what a great
    Scam to get your social security number,

    JURY DUTY SCAM:

    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. Give out any of this information
    And bingo! Your identity just got stolen.

    The scam has been reported so far in 11 states, including
    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.

    Check it out here:
    http://www.snopescom/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp
    http://www.fbigov/pressrel/pressrel05/092805.htm
    9/11/01, never forget.

  • #2
    Additional info from the FBI's website (followed the link that OSC provided)



    Press Release

    For Immediate Release
    September 28, 2005

    Washington D.C.
    FBI National Press Office
    (202) 324-3691

    TELEPHONE FRAUD INVOLVING JURY DUTY

    Washington, D.C. - The FBI today is providing a warning to the public against an ongoing scheme involving jury service. The public needs to be aware that individuals identifying themselves as U.S. court employees have been telephonically contacting citizens and advising them that they have been selected for jury duty. These individuals ask to verify names and Social Security numbers, then ask for credit card numbers. If the request is refused, citizens are then threatened with fines.
    The judicial system does not contact people telephonically and ask for personal information such as your Social Security number, date of birth or credit card numbers. If you receive one of these phone calls, do not provide any personal or confidential information to these individuals. This is an attempt to steal or to use your identity by obtaining your name, Social Security number and potentially to apply for credit or credit cards or other loans in your name. It is an attempt to defraud you.
    If you have already been contacted and have already given out your personal information, please monitor your account statements and credit reports, and contact your local FBI office. Local FBI field office telephone numbers can be found in the front of your local telephone directory or on www.fbi.gov. For further information, please review the warnings posted on the U.S. Courts website at www.uscourts.gov, "Newsroom" news article "WARNING: Bogus Phone Calls on Jury Service May lead to Fraud," August 19, 2005.
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