Duty Jury Scam
There is a new emerging threat with in the realm of identity theft. It's known as the jury duty scam or duty jury scam.
The fraudster or criminal may call you claiming her or she is working for your local or district court. They will then state that you've failed to report for mandatory jury duty. The fraudster or scammer will then tell you that a warrant has now been issued for your arrest.
The victim of the duty jury scam then tries to tell the scammer that they never received the jury duty notification in person or via mail. The scammer will then ask the victim for their confidential information for what they scammer will claim is verification purposes.
The scammer may ask for the victim's Social Security number, birth date, bank account information or even credit card numbers.
Although this duty jury scam has only recently appeared is known to have been successful across the United States .
If we look at the scam closely we can easily see why it is successful.
The first important step in any scam is to catch the victim off guard. This is obvious by telling the victim that there has been a warrant issued for their arrest. As a result the victim is less likely to be careful and protective regarding their confidential information.
Of course court workers never call and to ask for any personal information over the phone. This information would include social security numbers, bank account information, credit card information, etc.
The duty jury scam is the latest scam under the cloak of identity theft. Never give out your personal information unless you know person you are dealing with.
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