24 Apr 2007 17:22:49
TONY SR.
ot

JURY DUTY SCAM



This is actually a real one. And it is nice that the person sending it
included the verifying links to prove it. Anyway, what a great scam to get
your social security number! This has been verified on Snopes.com (link
listed below) and 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 summons
for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty that
a
new and
ominous kind of scam has surfaced . Fall for it and your identity could be
stolen, reports CBS. In this con, Someone calls pretending to be a court
official who threateningly says a warrant has been issued for your arrest
because you didn't show up for jury duty. 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 just got stolen.
The scam has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois
and Colorado. This (scam) is particularly insidious because they use
intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving Information
by pretending they're with the court system. The FBI and the Federal court
system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites,
warning consumers about the fraud. This has been around for over a year.
Just tell the callers to put their warrant where the sun don't shine. Such
matters are not handled by telephone.

Check it out here:


http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp
http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel05/092805.htm




29 Apr 2007 22:52:35
Jeff Goslin
Re: ot

Anyone retarded enough to give out their sensitive personal information over
the phone to someone who called them and simply asked for it, well, there's
a word for that: Natural Selection. The stupid people will eventually
breed themselves into non-existance.

--
Jeff Goslin - MCSD
www.goslin.info


"TONY SR." <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> JURY DUTY SCAM
>
>
>
> This is actually a real one. And it is nice that the person sending it
> included the verifying links to prove it. Anyway, what a great scam to get
> your social security number! This has been verified on Snopes.com (link
> listed below) and 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 summons for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their
> civic duty that a
> new and
> ominous kind of scam has surfaced . Fall for it and your identity could be
> stolen, reports CBS. In this con, Someone calls pretending to be a court
> official who threateningly says a warrant has been issued for your arrest
> because you didn't show up for jury duty. 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 just
> got stolen. The scam has been reported so far in 11 states, including
> Oklahoma, Illinois and Colorado. This (scam) is particularly insidious
> because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into
> giving Information by pretending they're with the court system. The FBI
> and the Federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web
> sites,
> warning consumers about the fraud. This has been around for over a year.
> Just tell the callers to put their warrant where the sun don't shine. Such
> matters are not handled by telephone.
>
> Check it out here:
>
>
> http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp
> http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel05/092805.htm
>