This scam occurs when someone, who claims to be a jury duty coordinator, calls a person to verify they received a summons for jury duty, and that a warrant had been issued for their arrest.
If the person states they never received a summons, the scammer asks for their Social Security number and date of birth to verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. The person’s identity may be compromised by providing this information.
This fraud has been reported so far in 11 states. This scam is particularly insidious because intimidation is used to obtain information from the caller pretending to be with the court system.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their websites warning consumers about the fraud.
Never give out personal information when you receive an unsolicited phone call. Go to http://www.FBI.gov/page2/
- Nine-Year-Old Gets Summoned for Jury Duty (fox4kc.com)
- Woman busted after bragging about avoiding jury duty (madmusiciansforhire.com)
- Woman fakes mental illness to skip jury duty, brags on radio, gets charged (shortformblog.com)