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In September, 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning to the public regarding a telephone scam involving jury service. The Courts of the Eleventh Judicial District do not normally call and ask for personal information such as social security numbers or dates of birth, and never ask for credit card or bank information. Jury summonses and juror responses are issued via the United States Postal Service. If you receive a call asking for any of this information, it is advisable to verify the source of the call by returning the call to the District Court. If the number is not local or is a toll free number, which the Court does not have, then you could be giving out information to someone trying to obtain it for identity theft purposes.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Jury Duty Telephone Fraud press release.