New Jury Duty (IDENTITY THEFT) Scam
The fraud has been reported in 11 states and is insidious because the caller pretends he/she is with the court system and uses intimidation by phone to bully people into giving information.
The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.
The caller claims to be a jury coordinator and identifies a local court, asking why you failed to report to jury duty. When you protest that you never received a summons, the scammer asks for your Social Security number and date of birth so as to verify the information and to cancel the arrest warrant. Of course, do not give out such information.