The FBI and federal court system have issued nationwide alerts telling citizens to beware of a Jury Duty Scam.
The scam is spreading fast so please beware.
If you get a call from someone claiming to be a Jury Duty coordinator and questioning you about a summons for jury duty you may be about to be scammed.
If you protest or claim that you never got the summons, 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 they threaten to issue. They use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system.
If you give out any of this information, your identity was just stolen.
The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado, Arizona and more.
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>>