Yet another telephone scam is rearing its ugly head in Wisconsin.
This one has to do with jury duty. According to Janet Jenkins at the state Office of Privacy Protection, someone calls your house and tries to scare you into thinking you missed jury and you're in trouble.
Of course, the person being called, thinking they've broken the law, is anxious to set things right. Jenkins says that's when the caller wants to "confirm" who you are by asking for personal information.
But it's a scam. Someone is trying to steal your identity. It's been reported in at least 3 Wisconsin counties.
Jenkins says a call to jury duty always comes through the mail. So, bottom line: Never give your personal information to a stranger over the phone.