Superior Court – Jury Duty

 

 

TELEPHONE FRAUD INVOLVING JURY DUTY
The FBI today is providing a warning to the public  against an ongoing scheme involving jury service. The public needs to be aware  that individuals identifying themselves as U.S. court employees have been  telephonically contacting citizens and advising them that they have been  selected for jury duty. These individuals ask to verify names and Social  Security numbers, then ask for credit card numbers. If the request is  refused, citizens are then threatened with fines.

The judicial system does not contact people telephonically and ask for  personal information such as your Social Security number, date of birth  or credit card numbers. If you receive one of these phone calls, do not  provide any personal or confidential information to these individuals.  This is an attempt to steal or to use your identity by obtaining your  name, Social Security number and potentially to apply for credit or  credit cards or other loans in your name. It is an attempt to  defraud you.

If you have already been contacted and have already given out your  personal information, please monitor your account statements and  credit reports, and contact your local FBI office. Local FBI field  office telephone numbers can be found in the front of your local  telephone directory or on www.fbi.gov.  For further information, please review the warnings posted on the  U.S. Courts website at www.uscourts. gov, “Newsroom” news article “WARNING: Bogus Phone Calls on Jury Service  May lead to Fraud,” August 19, 2005.