There is a report of a new scam involving the federal courts. This scam involves a juror phishing email that asks recipients to provide personal identifiers (SSN, DOB, mother’s maiden name, etc.) on an attached PDF form and emailed back to the originator. A sample of the scam email can be seen below. Please note that courts using eJuror never request that personal identification information be sent directly in an email response. Requests by courts to complete a jury qualification questionnaire would be initiated by formal written correspondence and would provide instructions for the juror participant to be authenticated over a secure connection. Anyone receiving an email notifying them of jury service and requesting personal identification information through an email should contact the Clerk’s Office at 304-637-2144 to report the incident.
================= SAMPLE OF PHISHING EMAIL ================
From: "EJuror Program" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: July 30, 2014 at 7:53:51 AM EDT
Subject: EJuror Program
Reply-To: "EJuror Program" <email@example.com>
Dear Prospective Juror 0150,
It is the policy of the United States that all litigants in Federal
courts entitled to trial by jury shall have the right to grand and
petit juries selected at random from a fair cross section of the
community in the district or division wherein the court convenes. It
is further the policy of the United States that all citizens shall
have the opportunity to be considered for service on grand and petit
juries in the district courts of the United States, and shall have an
obligation to serve as jurors when summoned for that purpose.
As an American citizen, it is your civic duty to respond to a jury
Summons and, if chosen, to serve as a juror. You have officially been
Click here to fill out the Ejury Duty Form now.
National EJuror Program