|Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:51 pm Post subject: New Identity theft scam
|My son got this on the AF website I think..anyway!
Jury Duty Scam
> 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 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
> information and bingo; your identity was just stolen.
> The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including
> Oklahoma ,
> Illinois , and Colorado . This (swindle) is particularly
> 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: