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State Police Warn Of Scam Artists

Last updated on Thursday, November 5, 2009

(UNDATED) - Indiana State Police say scam artists are using intimidation to obtain personal information from victims in 11 states.

State Police Sergeant Rich Meyers says the scam begins with a phone call.

The caller claims to be the jury coordinator for that particular jurisdiction and advises the victim they failed to appear for jury duty.

When the victim says they were not summoned, the caller asks for their social security number and date of birth to cancel the arrest warrant that had been issued for their failure to appear for jury duty.

Police say the information given by the victim is then used to steal the victim's identity.

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