New message from a friend, old continuing problem

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by forluvofsmoke, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This has been verified 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 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:
    > http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm
    >
    > And here: http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp
     
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks man.
     

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