I just got an e-mail that included the story below. I did confirm the story on the FBI web site with the included link. You can NOT be too careful or paranoid about sharing this information with anyone. remember – just because you are paranoid, it doesn’t mean they are not out to get you!!!
Jury Duty Scam
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, but enough people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of scam 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 your identity just got stolen. The scam has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois, and California This scam is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to 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 web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.
Here is the FBI Link: http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel05/092805.htm