Fulton County police are warning residents of the return of a scam thieves use to steal personal information. Fulton police say the scam, first reported about five years ago, has reappeared recently in several other states.
In the scam, a thief calls a resident and pretends to be a jury coordinator. The thief claims the resident has missed jury duty and an arrest warrant has been issued for the resident. When the resident says he or she has not been summoned for jury duty, the caller asks for a Social Security number and date of birth.
“This scam is particularly insidious because the perpetrators use intimidation over the phone to bully/scare people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system,” Fulton police Lt. Alvero Crespo said in a press release.