New ID theft scam raises red flags

Friday, 16 September 2005, 9:20 AM EST

If you get a call from someone claiming to be a local court worker claiming you failed to report for jury duty, and you haven't been asked to serve, red flags should go up in your head immediately, state officials warn.

According to a consumer alert from the office of Tom Gallagher, the state's chief financial officer, the caller tries to put the victims off-guard by saying an arrest warrant has been issued. When victims say they never received a jury duty notice, the scammer asks for personal information to check their records.

At Bizjournals.com

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