Jury Duty Identity Theft Scam. This is from the the FBI web site ( http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm ).
How does it work? Your phone rings. 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 your identity is stolen. The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including California, 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 at the link below. If you are suspicious of clicking on links, go to your web browser, type in www.fbi.gov and search for "jury duty scam."