Friday, July 28, 2006

JURY DUTY SCAM - BEWARE

> Subject: FW: Jury Duty Scam
>
> This one is real!
>
>
>
> JURY
DUTY SCAM
>
> 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. 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. 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
>
> Please. Pass this on!


28.7.06
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2 Comments:

At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting website with a lot of resources and detailed explanations.
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At 7:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm I love the idea behind this website, very unique.
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