Beware Jury Duty Scam

Filed under: Uncategorized Tags: by Steven F. Fairlie @ January 12, 2011

A new Identity Theft scam is circulating. You will receive a call from the “jury commissioner” who advises that you missed jury duty. You protest that you never got notice that you had to be on a jury. The caller then asks that you provide your social security number and date of birth so that she can cancel the arrest warrant. The threat of being arrested is sufficiently scary that many people will give out their personal information. Just like that, they have become victims of identity theft. The caller now knows your name, date of birth, social security number, and likely more. She can steal your identity via instant credit and leave you owing tons of money in a financial scam. To avoid this headache never give out your personal information over the phone. If you think you are being unfairly victimized by the police or afraid that you will be arrested call a lawyer. It will probably be less expensive and less of a headache.

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