Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Jury Duty Scam

Found this on the Berks County website

A new identity theft scam has been reported, this one preying upon anyone who is inclined totake a jury summons seriously -- as most of us do. A caller will claim to be a jury coordinator, inquiring about your failure to respond to a jurysummons. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer will askyou for your Social Security number and your date of birth so he or she can verify their information in order to "cancel an arrest warrant."Make no mistake about it: this is an identity theft scam. The fraud has been reported so far in 11states. It is particularly insidious because they use intimidation overthe phone by pretending they are with the court system.This scam is real, and is spreading fast. It has been verified by the FBI, and additionalinformation can be found at: It can alsobe found at you experience this scam, report it to your local police department ASAP

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