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Jury duty con game. Beware.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Jury Duty - DO NOT DELETE WITHOUT READING!



    Pass this on to your grown children and anyone else you can think of.
    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.



    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:

    http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm



    And here:

    http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp



    Please make sure and share this information with others
     
  2. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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