Superior Court Clerk
TELEPHONE FRAUD INVOLVING JURY DUTY
Washington, D.C. - 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
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.