Phone calls from purported court officials who says a warrant has been issued for your arrest because you failed to show up for jury duty may be an identity theft scam, says the Hartford Courant. U.S. Attorney Kevin J. O’Connor said a “jury duty scam” has been working its way across the country.
O’Connor said perpetrators tell targets that an arrest warrant has been issued. When call recipients assert that they never received a jury duty summons, the scammers ask for personal information, such as the target’s date of birth and Social Security number, for “verification purposes.” O’Connor asked anyone who received such a phone call to report it to the clerk of the nearest federal court. Those who fear they have been victimized should check their credit and bank statements and report any abnormal transactions to the financial institution and law enforcement officials.