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Old 07-03-2008, 08:45 AM   #1
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Newest Scam!

Just thought I would share this info. It came out of my workplace’s official website and they are pretty good at detecting a hoax.

To all: Jury Duty ScamThis has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below).Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of fraud 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 was just stolen. The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma , Illinois , and Colorado . This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud. Check it out here: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Press Room - Headline Archives

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Old 07-03-2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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Can we keep the spam off this forum?

I see this junk every day in my email. I don't need to start seeing it on this forum too.

Next you'll be posting something about a Nigerian business deal, right?

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Old 07-03-2008, 08:59 AM   #3
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I think the OP was just trying to be helpful, but you are right: there are more scams out there than we have band width. So perhaps we can agree to avoid posting "yet another scam" messages, it would probably be best.

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Old 07-03-2008, 09:15 AM   #4
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I checked it out and confirmed before posting. But if I was wrong to post it, I apologize. Won't happen again.
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