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Old 02-11-2007, 12:27 PM
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Has anyone heard of this. Passing it around.


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. It is spreading fast so be
prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summonses 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 just got stolen.

The scam has been reported so far in 11 states, including
Minnesota, 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.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp
http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel05/092805.htm
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:56 PM
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Yup I work for a bank and we were made aware of this about 2 weeks ago.

Kind of scary if you think about it.

Pass it on to everyone you know.
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:04 PM
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Interesting.
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:38 AM
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I just can't believe that with stuff like this making the news daily, that there are still idiots that give out info like that over the phone. If it's really that important, you will get a nice registered letter or a friendly visit from local law enforcement. Both of which i would rather deal with than trying to figure out if the person on the phone is really who they are supposed to be.

Personally IMO if you give out info like that over the phone from an unsolicited phone call then you get what you deserve.
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No one deserves to get scammed out of anything.

These scumbags need to get hunted down and thrown in jail.
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