Troopers warn of new identity-theft scam

Perpetrators of fraud are getting more creative in their attempts to trick people into revealing their Social Security and other personal numbers. Alaska State Troopers are warning citizens about a new scam targeting the public: jury duty summons. Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters says callers tell their intended identity theft victims that they failed to show up for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for them. When the unwitting person states they haven’t received any notice of jury duty, the caller starts intimidation tactics.

Peters says the main thing to remember is never give out your social security number to callers you’re not expecting.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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