Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) April 27, 2011
PublicRecordFinder.com serves as a reliable resource for protection from false claims of failure to report for jury duty. In this latest scam, a phone call is received from someone who identifies himself as a police officer. The officer claims the recipient has failed to report for jury duty and that he has a warrant for arrest. When the victim explains that they never received a notice, the "officer" attempts to clear it up by asking for personal information for "verification purposes" The criminal then tricks the victim into giving up sensitive information such as birth date, social security number, and perhaps even a credit card number.
Jury scams have seen resurgence in 2011. More than a dozen states have issued public warnings about people who masquerade as public officials in order to obtain personal information. The scam's simplicity may be at the heart of its success. Facing an unexpected threat leads many people to willingly part with important information to diffuse the accusations. Public Record Finder wishes to educate and protect the public from being caught off guard.
Simple variations of the identity theft scams have grown in the recent years. In the past these scammers may have used the information to make a purchase on the victims' credit card, now they are able to make a high dollar amount selling the package of information to the highest bidder on the Internet.
It is a very simple scam, using defenses to encourage people to let their guard down. Protection is key. Since the key to the effectiveness of this scam is reaction, remembering the availability of online tools is critical. Using Public Record Finder can quickly separate educated citizens from victims. Using the reverse phone lookup tool on PublicRecordFinder.com, enter the 10-digit number that is shown on the caller ID. If the number is not revealed to be an official government organization, hang up immediately. Genuine Court officials never ask for confidential information over the phone. Do not give out sensitive information. Report any attempts to use this scam to the FBI. Remember, court officials and officers will never ask for personal information over the phone. Use Public Record Finder to do a public records search to verify that there are not any neglected obligations to jury duty.
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