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Written by Kye Parsons

Officials Warn of New Phone Scam in Delaware

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06/20/2007 2:12 PM ET

UNDATED- The United States District Court for the District of Delaware and United States Marshals Service are warning the public of a scam occurring in Delaware.

Officials say that in the past week, on three separate occasions, a male caller identified himself as a member of the federal District Court. According to officials, the imposter informed the unsuspecting persons that because they did not report for jury duty he needed to collect some personal information such as name, date of birth and Social Security number.

Officials say the phone call appears legitimate because scammers use spoof cards that make caller ID look as though it comes from a federal government telephone. Officials want the public to know that District Court officials notify people of jury duty by mail first. As a rule District Court officials never ask for confidential information over the telephone.

If you believe someone is trying to obtain personal information and you have not been notified by mail about jury duty, contact the United States District Court for the District of Delaware at (302) 573-6170.

Officials say that if any phone call is unsolicited, never give out personal or financial information.
 

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