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I received this in an email and felt it should be passed on. Be prepared should you get this call.

[quote]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.
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Now that is DIRTY! I hope the FBI buries them under the jail!

Sub: #1 posted on Sun, 04/01/2007 - 05:08

cajunbulldog cajunbulldog
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HA guess I don't have to worry about that scam, being a felon helps in some cases...no jury duty for me! lol

Sub: #2 posted on Sun, 04/01/2007 - 05:32

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That is scary. Really scary. Nothing is safe anymore.

Sub: #3 posted on Sun, 04/01/2007 - 06:10

finsfan13 finsfan13
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Actually the clerk of courts will only notify you by mail,never by phone!

Sub: #4 posted on Sun, 04/01/2007 - 20:20

Roadwarrior Roadwarrior

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Can you just imagine the people that will fall for something like this? If the person were believable sounding, I probably would have been taken in by it (initially anyway). I am always hesitant when giving out my social security number.

Sub: #5 posted on Sun, 04/01/2007 - 21:31

Lorri Lorri
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another great information here.thanks Lorri.

Sub: #6 posted on Thu, 04/05/2007 - 16:40

tsacgiv tsacgiv

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L.A. County jury summons state that no employee will ever ask you for your SSN.

Sub: #7 posted on Thu, 04/05/2007 - 21:36

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Whats bad about it, is I actually suspect a lot of these frauds and scams like this originate from big companies we all know in general, but just have a little secret side company just for just like this.

Sub: #8 posted on Thu, 04/12/2007 - 06:41

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