Federal Courts Warn: Don't Buy Nationwide Jury Scam
According to the Clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, a jury scam is making its way around the US. Threatening homeowners with prosecution for failing to appear for state or federal jury service, callers are trying to coerce people into revealing sensitive information like social security numbers and credit card numbers. The ND of Ohio has confirmed that "Federal courts do not require anyone to provide any sensitive information in a telephone call. Most contact between a federal court and a prospective juror will be through the U.S. Mail." Apparently, the scams are surfacing in New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.