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Posted by Dave on 5/09/07

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    Jury Duty

    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 the 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 has just been stolen. The
    scam has been reported so far in 11 states. 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.

    Pass this on.

    I checked Snopes and this is for real. Here is the link
    if you want to check it out.

    http://www.snopescom/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp

    -----Dave



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