Thursday, February 2, 2012


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

 The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on
 their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.

 Check it out here:

and here: