Black People : Jury Duty Scam

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  1. Goddess Auset333

    Goddess Auset333 Banned MEMBER

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    Subject: FW: Jury Duty Scam
    Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 19:31:29 +0000

    CHECK THIS OUT....


    Please note the following information regarding a new scam in which the caller claims to be an official contacting you regarding not showing up for jury duty. Please remind employees that no one should ever ask for your social security number as a verification tool.

    http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp


    Subject: Jury Duty Scam

    This has been verified by the FBI (Their link is also included below).

    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. 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, Illi nois 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.



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    Wow, thanks queen Goddess Auset. I only get those summons whenever I apply for a new state ID card. Of course, I don't respond because of my hearing and visual impairments. But nobody ever follows up on those letters. I just throw them away.
     
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    Goddess Auset333

    thank you for such an informative post

    appreciate it

    and i will pass the info along

    thank you so much

    for loving and caring
     
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    I remain humble Beloved Ones.

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