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Jury Duty Phone Scam Asks for Confidential Information for Identity Theft

Sat April 19 2008 8:40 pm  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=2990
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A telephone caller identifies himself as an officer of the court and says you failed to report for jury duty and that there’s a warrant out for your arrest. But you never received a notice. The caller states he’ll need some information for “verification purposes” — your birth date, social security number, maybe even a credit card number. If you give this information, you give the necessary information for identity theft … a crime that could empty your bank accounts and ruin your credit.

As a rule, court officers never ask for confidential information over the phone; they generally correspond with prospective jurors via mail … more from the official archives of the FBI …

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