about Identity Theft from the
Federal Trade Commission
theft occurs when someone uses your personal
information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes.
announced in a press release in September 2005:
"an ongoing scheme involving jury service. The public needs
to be aware that individuals identifying themselves as U.S. court
employees have been telephonically contacting citizens and advising
them that they have been selected for jury duty. These individuals
ask to verify names and Social Security numbers, then ask for
credit card numbers. If the request is refused, citizens are then
threatened with fines."
U.S. Court System does not contact individuals by telephone and
ask for their social security numbers.
Federal Trade Commission website provides detailed information to
help protect yourself,
and the steps to take if identity theft occurs.The FTC maintains
a database of identity theft cases used by law enforcement agencies
their website to find out more