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Off topic but important!! Jury duty scam!

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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This is linked to the FBI at the bottom. Please post in any groups you are in!! The chances of in happening to you may not be high, but no one deserves to have this happen!!

Jury Duty Scam
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> DO NOT DELETE WITHOUT READING !
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> 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 surfaced.
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> 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. Give out any of this information and bingo, your identity was
just stolen.
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> The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois,
and Colorado . 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.
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> 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.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm
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> And here: http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp
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rhodaj
by rho on Sep. 28, 2010 at 3:29 PM

 Thank you for the info i will defitenly pass it on to my kids.

KatieCat2003
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:23 PM
It's an older scam but it's still happening. And with the economy the way it is I'm willing to bet scam artists are more active these days.
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