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Subject: NOT A JOKE PLEASE READ
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 07:49:25 EST
Hi everyone, I get a lot of these sent to me, most of them being false. However, this appears to be true. Be careful and pass this along!!!DanJURY DUTY SCAM:
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 e-mail address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take the summons for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out o n their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of scam has surfaced.
Fall for this scam, and your identity could be stolen.
In this scheme, 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. Sometimes they even ask for credit card numbers.
The scam has been reported in 11 states so far, including Oklahoma, Illinois, and Colorado. This (scam) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try and bully people into giving out 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.
For more information, look at these links:
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