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Old January 19th, 2008, 08:31 PM
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A new scam to be aware of!

This 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 summons for jury duty seriously
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 New York , Oklahoma , Florida , Illinois , Texas 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.

Snopes site: says this is real fraud.

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