The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from the “National EJuror Program” are instructing recipients to provide personal identifiers (SSN, DOB, mother’s maiden name, etc.) as part of an “Ejury Duty Form.” Federal courts that use eJuror, however, never request that personal identification information be sent directly in an email response. Requests by courts to complete a juror qualification questionnaire would be initiated by formal written correspondence through the U.S. Mail and prospective jurors would be provided instructions in that written correspondence as to how to authenticate juror participation by way of a secure connection. If you receive an email requesting that you provide personal identification information as part of an “Ejury Duty Form,” you should contact the federal court in your jurisdiction before opening any attachments or links and you should not send any personal identification directly in an email.
Thursday, July 31, 2014