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Called for Jury Duty? It could be a scam

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JURY DUTY-

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
 

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