Beware the jury duty scam


So you get a phone call from your local courthouse, and it turns out that you've missed jury duty.

And there is now a warrant out for your arrest.

You protest, of course, that you never received a summons in the mail, and this must be a mistake. Puzzled, the sympathetic but still-stern voice on the other end asks you for your social security number and your date of birth, so they can verify who you are, and check to see if a jury summons was actually sent out. If it wasn't, they'll cancel the arrest warrant.