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Posted by Meeko's Mom on 5/10/07
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    On 5/09/07, Dave wrote:
    > 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
    Thanks for the tip Dave !!

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • JURY DUTY, 5/09/07, by Dave.
  • Re: JURY DUTY, 5/10/07, by Meeko's Mom.