The FBI and the federal court system are alerting residents for an identity theft scam that’s spreading across the country.
According to the FBI, the scammer poses as a jury duty coordinator over the phone.
If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the hacker asks for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant.
The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois, and Colorado, AZ and more.
Officials said the scammers often 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.