What separates the American system of justice from nearly every other is that regular citizens hear cases and decide the result. Nearly all of us have been called for jury duty at one time or another. Some are reluctant, some are excited. But appearing is a demonstration of respect for our system of justice that has worked for over 200 years.
Sadly, some people are trying to take advantage of the sense of duty and responsibility held by many Americans. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reported on a scam in which people are tricked into providing their social security number. The scammer calls, saying you missed jury service. They ask for your social security number for “confirmation.” With that, they have all the information they need. To read more about the scam, see the FBI’s story here.
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