Jury duty scam
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:06:33 GMT —
Here's a KHQA Alert about identity theft.
We got an e-mail explaining the scam, and checked it out, and it is real.
You'll get a phone call from someone claiming to be a jury coordinator.
The caller tells you that you didn't show up for jury duty and you have a warrant out for your arrest.
If you tell the caller you never received a notice in the mail, he or she will ask for your social security number to verify who you are.
If you give out your social security number, your identity has just been stolen.
The caller may also ask for other vital information that you shouldn't give out over the phone.
Remember court workers will never call you on the phone and ask for personal information.
A good rule of thumb is to never give out personal information like social security, credit card or banking numbers over the phone, especially if you didn't instigate the call.
More information can be found by clicking on this link: http://www.snopes.com/fraud/identity/juryduty.asp