Jury duty scam may be headed to Wisconsin

I received this from Glen Loyd at work today, and I also found an article online from a local television station:

Minnesota court officials are warning that scammers posing as court employees are using threats to get information for identify theft and fraud.

The caller says the citizen evaded jury duty and threatens to issue a warrant.

This scam has been used elsewhere in the country to get Social Security and credit card numbers and employer information.

Courts do not call citizens seeking personal information. Jury summonses are sent by mail.

The best way to handle these calls is to hang up.

For more information, call the toll free hotline of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: 1-800-422-7128.

WMTV Channel 15 article: Jury Scam

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