JURY Duty Scam
Pass this on to your grown children. This has been verified by the FBI
(their link is also included below). 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 summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough
people skip out on their civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has
The caller claims to be a jury DUTY 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. Give out any of this information and bingo,
your identity was just stolen.
The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma ,
Illinois , and Colorado , AZ and more. This (swindle) is particularly
insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully
people into giving information by pretending they are 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:
Yep! It's true
Please make sure and pass this on! Please bump as well so everyone can see this!
I actually got a call on this a few days ago before I received his e-mail. I refused to give out my SSN and date of birth. I ask them for a number I can call them back on so I can verify it wasn't a scam and they hung up on me. They called from a block number which is why I was suspicious in the first place.
Answer by LoriKeet at 6:32 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:11 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:32 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
I never answer calls that have blocked numbers. I don't give out my personal information over the phone either. I would have asked for a name and said I was coming down to the courthouse to make sure they get my information correct.
Thanks for the heads up though, OP. I am sure a few people that don't know about this will read your post and know what to do if they do get this type of call.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:46 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by letstalk747 at 3:07 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 5:09 PM on Mar. 1, 2011