Jury Duty Scam

We have learned that the Nassau County, New York jury clerk is warning citizens reporting for jury duty of a scam being perpetrated to improperly learn personal information, including dates of birth and social security numbers, for apparent use in identity theft.

The scam consists of a telephone call wherein the caller tells the person receiving the call that they failed to report for jury duty. The caller states that a summons was sent and that the failure to respond to it may be grounds for the imposition of a penalty. The caller also tries to convince the target that … Read the rest

FDA Warns Public of Contaminated Syringes Manufactured by AM2 PAT, Inc. Containing Heparin and Saline Pre-filled Flush Syringes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on January 25, 2008, a nationwide recall of all lots of heparin and saline pre-filled flush syringes manufactured by AM2 PAT, Inc., of Angier, N.C. Two lots have been found to be contaminated with Serratia marcescens, a bacterium that can cause serious injury or death, and have in fact caused blood infections in patients. These syringes are manufactured by AM2 PAT under the brand names Sierra Pre-filled, Inc. and B. Braun. They are sold in fill sizes of 3mL, 5mL and 10mL and syringe sizes of 6mL and 12mL.

Consumers and health … Read the rest