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OT Jury Duty Scam

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 3200 tony, Sep 14, 2007.

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  1. 3200 tony

    3200 tony TS Member

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    This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included). 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 summons 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 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. 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.



    Snopes site: says this is real fraud.
    http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp
     
  2. alpine

    alpine TS Member

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    I have to agree with the above poster. A telephone is an instrument that allows anyone out there, access to the inside of our home. On ours phone the answer machine is the only thing that answers the house phone. If anyone really want to call me they will use my cell.
     
  3. Dave P

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    Star 69 or 67 may help find and record who called you for future reference. I once was getting calls all times of the night until I used the above . It turned out tobe a kid with a new computer when I called his dad.
     
  4. Hipshot 3

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    I had jury duty once. Well.....almost once. Until they asked me what my middle initials were, I told them "HEH"[ Hang 'em High].
     
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