Jury Duty Scam! Please Read! Identity Theft Alert! FBI Alert! and a more important Systematic Scam too!

By
Real Estate Agent with Advanced Realty Services, Inc

 

I just recently asked to be excused from Jury Duty, and was allowed to be excused from Jury Duty, from my County of Record in Northern Virginia.

I am getting ready to make Florida my home, again. I was born in Florida, and it is time for me to make Florida my permanent home.

When I read the following, sent to me by a friend, I had to think long and hard about if I had my Identity Stolen... After all, I had to send proof that I was currently in Florida. The proof was my Vehicle Registration, AND, I had received a phone call from the Jury Management Office!

Please read the following, more to come...

 

This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below). Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call.

Most of us take those summons for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.

 

The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scam-mer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant.

Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity was just stolen.

 

The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma , Illinois , and Colorado This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system.

The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.

Check it out here:

 

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm

http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp

 

To this date, I believe that my Identity was not stolen. But, to help you, I am placing this notice on a Blog, so that you will be aware of the - Scum that Scam - Hard Working Folks.

Just another service I am providing current and future Clients and Customers and Associates! 

Be sure to read the Post Script BELOW! Thank you,

Steven P. Wood, Realtor
Palm Coast Realty, Inc.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
 
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PS: This scam is not as bad as the

"Let's Build New Homes in Palm Beach County and Sell the New Homes at Deep Discounts" Scam that is now going on in Palm Beach County by Home Builders.

The Home Builders are depleting the Tax Coffers because they are

1) forcing the Wealth from Current Home Owners in Palm Beach County (DO YOU OWN A HOME IN PALM BEACH COUNTY THAT IS LOSING VALUE?), and

2) forcing the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser to lower the Appraised Values of the Properties, and thus lowering the Tax Dollars being collected to support vital Public Services, such as Programs for Children in Schools, and all the other programs!

Google Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Public Access System.

As Home Prices are falling, due to 1) Over-Supply, and 2) Adding Gas to the Destructive Fire-like, Additional-Supply from New Home Builders that are deeply Discounting New Home Prices, the amount of Real Estate Taxes being collected to support the School, and other Public Systems are diminishing! 

As the Citizens of Palm Beach County lose their Wealth, the Children of Palm Beach County, are losing School Programs. 

IT IS TIME FOR A BUILDING MORATORIUM!

STOP BUILDING HOMES IN PALM BEACH COUNTY. WE DON'T NEED NEW HOMES HERE! WE NEED TO SELL WHAT WE HAVE! And the Same Goes for all of Florida!

PAY FOR UN-EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO THOSE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS THAT ARE OUT OF WORK!

OR BETTER YET, PAY THE UN-EMPLOYED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS TO TEAR DOWN FRAME HOMES AND BUILD TO-CODE HOMES IN THEIR PLACE! ReBuild Pahokee by Lake Okeechobee (If Lake Okeechobee was in the Deep South, there would be Resorts and Resort-like Fishing and Hunting Lodges, and support retail, and hotels there!)

I look forward to the days that our County Fathers (and PC Mothers), Supervisors, and Officials, wake up and start working for the Citizens of Palm Beach County, and Martin County, and St. Lucie County, and,,,,,

Comments (2)

Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Steven,

I've heard a little about this, yet didn't have any idea how it worked. Thanks so much for the info. BTW, I see you're in Jupiter, I just love it there!

Mar 04, 2008 03:58 PM
Steven Wood
Advanced Realty Services, Inc - Jupiter, FL

 

I forgot to mention that the appraisers, who should know, or knows, that we are in a DEPRECIATING MARKET, since October 2005 (2 years and 5 months ago) are scamming the Investors and Mortgage Companies!

How do you ask?

The Appraisers should know that the market is OVER-FLOODED, that the RE Market is 5 Years GLUTTED with Over-SUPPLY, and yet, they, especially the Appraisers approved by the WHOLLEY OWNED BY HOME BUILDER'S MORTGAGE COMPANIES, give the secondary Investors and Mortgage Companies,

VALID Appraisals such that the secondary Investors and Mortgage Companies Buy-Into the Appraisal, and then Purchases the loans that the original WHOLLEY OWNED BY HOME BUILDER'S MORTGAGE COMPANIES loan to the buyers, to buy homes (THAT IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS WILL BE DRASTICALLY LESS),

AND THEN RESELLS THE MORTGAGES TO UN-SUSPECTING INVESTORS, the Investors believe that the Appraisers are legit, yet, the Appraisers are on the WHOLLEY OWNED BY HOME BUILDER'S MORTGAGE COMPANIES,,,

Approved List of Appraisers

WOW, I should be a Mortgage Loan Officer!!! Or an Appraisor!!! I would be making a killing!

But, alas, I am just a scribe.

In Jupiter, FL, there will be an Anchor! Thank God! Scripps, and Max Planck, and Supporting Industries!

If I were a Home Builder, I would soon declare Bankrupcy and get Protection from the Courts! 

Mar 04, 2008 04:15 PM