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Lzen
03-09-2006, 08:35 AM
My wife just sent this to me. She says it is true and she verified it through Snopes.com. These scammers are really getting creative.

Check it out here: http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp

Most of us take those summons for jury duty seriously, but enough
people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of
SCAM has surfaced. Fall for it and your identity could be stolen,
reports CBS.

In this SCAM someone calls pretending to be a court official who
threateningly says a warrant has been issued for your arrest because
you didn't show up for jury duty. 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.
Sometimes they even ask for credit card numbers. Give out any of this
information and bingo!!! Your identity just got stolen.&nb sp; DO NOT GIVE
OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION!!!!

The SCAM has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma,
Illinois, and Colorado

This SCAM is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over
the phone to try and bully people into giving information by pretending
they're with the court system.

The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on
their websites, warning consumers about the fraud. Contact your police
department if it happens to you and if your phone has Caller ID and shows
a phone number give this to the authorities.

greg63
03-09-2006, 08:41 AM
My wife just sent this to me. She says it is true and she verified it through Snopes.com. These scammers are really getting creative.

Check it out here: http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp ...


Wow, just wow! Thanks for the tip.

Dartgod
03-09-2006, 08:51 AM
Yep, I read about this in Reader's Digest.

ChiefsfaninPA
03-09-2006, 09:08 AM
These low lifes are getting creative.

Mile High Mania
03-09-2006, 09:11 AM
Yep, I read about this in Reader's Digest.

That is still published and men read it?

sedated
03-09-2006, 09:11 AM
Lzen, you missed jury duty.

I'm gonna need your social security number and credit card numbers.

Dartgod
03-09-2006, 09:25 AM
That is still published and men read it?
Hell yeah, I've been reading it for years.

CHENZ A!
03-09-2006, 02:24 PM
I have to go for jury duty at the end of this month. It is the second time I've been had to, and I'm 24, my old man is 63 and he's had to do it once ever. :cuss:

redhed
03-09-2006, 02:35 PM
My pops just got a Fed one in the mail.

Lzen
03-09-2006, 03:44 PM
Lzen, you missed jury duty.

I'm gonna need your social security number and credit card numbers.


Ha ha ha. Actually, I'm one of those good citizens that actually does his civic duty. I was on my first jury 3 years ago. Last year, I was called up again. However, I didn't end up having to do any jury duty. They got all the cases done before my group number came up.

ENDelt260
03-09-2006, 05:10 PM
I get a letter every once in awhile that says I'm "on call" or some shit for a month. I've never had to actually go to the courthouse even, though.

Too bad. I bet I'd drive a couple of my fellow jurors insane given the opportunity.

CHENZ A!
03-09-2006, 05:28 PM
You only get paid $10 per day, plus gas mileage from your house... That sucks balls. I don't want to have to use any vacation time for this crap, but I was dismissed last time so I'm hoping that will happen again.

ENDelt260
03-09-2006, 05:29 PM
I'd still be getting paid full salary from my employer for the days I was there. I wouldn't have to spend vacation days for it either.

There's probably an upper limit on the number of days I'd get for jury duty, though... I suppose I'll read through the HR policy more closely when/if it becomes an issue.

CHENZ A!
03-09-2006, 05:33 PM
[QUOTE=ENDelt260]I'd still be getting paid full salary from my employer for the days I was there. I wouldn't have to spend vacation days for it either.QUOTE]

That would be real nice, I'll ask my boss about that, but I don't have alot of leverage, since he just gave me a raise and an extra week of vacation 2 1/2 weeks ago.

Lzen
01-14-2008, 10:33 AM
Bump for those that never saw this the first time. I just received this email again this morning. I know this is a couple years old, but I would guess that this is still a problem.

Sure-Oz
01-14-2008, 10:51 AM
That is still published and men read it?
http://www.rd.com/

Pestilence
01-14-2008, 11:03 AM
There are people who still give out their info over the phone?

Just tell them that you're going to hang up and call the federal office to make sure they're valid.

Simplex3
01-14-2008, 11:50 AM
I have to go for jury duty at the end of this month. It is the second time I've been had to, and I'm 24, my old man is 63 and he's had to do it once ever. :cuss:
Just remember:

Lawyer: "{insert first question here}?"

You: "Weird, we were talking about that just the other day at my Klan meeting..."

ROYC75
01-14-2008, 12:06 PM
$ 12.50 per day in KY. I'm on the grand jury here, not too bad, the biggest problem is I don't get paid work days unless I'm home working them.

I will probally serve 8 - 10 days out of the year. I wish I could use a rubber stamp, I'm the head juror and have to sign all the damn documents and indictments . Last Monday I bet I signed my name at least 100 times.....

Frazod
01-14-2008, 12:21 PM
Just remember:

Lawyer: "{insert first question here}?"

You: "Weird, we were talking about that just the other day at my Klan meeting..."

Heh.

I might try "When we find this f#cker guilty, can I shoot him myself?" :D

jjjayb
01-14-2008, 03:39 PM
People really fall for this? Why would you give anyone that calls you your social? If they're calling you from the courthouse they should already know it.

88TG88
01-14-2008, 03:43 PM
If someone told me there was a warrant for my arrest over the phone I"d tell 'em to come here and get me.

After I told them to eff off of course.

StcChief
01-14-2008, 04:06 PM
Just show up for duty and say "Fry 'em" you'll be gone by noon

BigMeatballDave
01-14-2008, 04:09 PM
I've never done jury duty. I am hourly. I'd have to weasle out of it if I were selected. Cannot afford the time off.

trndobrd
01-14-2008, 04:26 PM
You only get paid $10 per day, plus gas mileage from your house... That sucks balls. I don't want to have to use any vacation time for this crap, but I was dismissed last time so I'm hoping that will happen again.


Maybe next time you will get lucky and end up as a juror in one of those cases where some guy you've never seen before walks up to you in a restaurant over your lunch break, reaches in the breast pocket of his silk suit to pull out an obviously overstuffed brown envelope, turns his head the other direction as he smoothly slips the envelope into your coat pocket and whispers "here's a little something to help with....you know....expenses" only to disappear as soon as you look down at your pocket.