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Beware of this scam: Jury Duty

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Feb 11, 2005
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NE WY at the foot of the Big Horn mountains
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 ustake those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out ontheir civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced. The caller claims to be a jury DUTY coordinator. If you protest thatyou never received a summons for jury duty, the Scammer asks you for yourSocial Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify theinformation and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this informationand 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 particularlyinsidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bullypeople into giving information by pretending they are with the court system. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts ontheir 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

Yep! It's true!

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