Jury Duty Scam

JURY Duty Scam

Pass this on to your grown children and anyone else you can think of. This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below). Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.

The caller claims to be a jury DUTY coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the Scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo, your identity was just stolen.

The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma , Illinois , and Colorado , AZ and more. This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system.

The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.
Check it out here: http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm

And here on Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp
Yep! It’s true

Best Technology of Bush Years

govt technology

With Bush finally leaving office, now is a good time to do a quick Tip ‘O’ the Hat to those gadgets and widgets and useful technology that the Bush Administration was able to put in place.

The FBI has built a Most-Wanted widget.

The TSA has an employee blog about security.

The State Department has an internal Diplopedia to help diplomats share information with each other.

The CIA now recruits on Facebook.

Also, the Library of Congress now uses Flickr to show off some of their special collections and documents.

A complete list compiled by Nick Thompson can be found here.

Obama has already received plenty of advice about what technologies he should focus on during his administration.