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 June 12th, 2008  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara warns: Beware of the “jury coordinator” scam to get your personal information over the phone
 
“The jury coordinator scam has been around for years,” says St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara, “but it’s making a comeback this year in Florida and 11 other states. Don’t fall for it.”

If someone calls you claiming to be the county’s “jury coordinator” claiming you have received a jury summons and asking for your Social Security number or date of birth to verify the “information,” hang up, Sheriff Mascara says.

“This scam is intended to get personal information from you that the scammer can use to steal your identity,” Sheriff Mascara said. “County officials will not make this kind of phone call. Don’t let yourself be bullied.”

As principal officer of the court for St. Lucie County, Sheriff Mascara gives people this advice if they receive a call from the “jury coordinator:” Ask for a return phone number, tell the person you’ll call back, hang up and dial 9-1-1.

People who want more information, are invited to check out the information at this web link to the FBI’s web site:

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm

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