A new scam is making its way around and it involves the legal system. Con artists are calling people and telling them that they have missed jury duty. In order to avoid getting arrested, you are told that you have to give up your date of birth and social security number. Once they get it, they steal your identity.
Most courts will not call you if you miss jury duty. They will let you know by letter that you missed jury duty with directions on how to fix the problem. It will not include giving them your date of birth or social security number. If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the local court, ask for a number to call them back or hang up and call your local court.