New Phone Scam Looks Like U.S. Marshal
Report To FBI
BOISE, ID – U.S. Marshals want you to report a new scam to the FBI if you get the call. A new spoofing call looks like it’s coming from the U.S. Marshal’s office in Idaho.
During the call, scammers try to collect a fine instead of arresting you for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses. You can avoid arrest by buying a prepaid debit card and giving them the number over the phone to take care of the fine.
A release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office that covers Idaho says the scammers use tactics that make them sound credible. Sometimes they provide badge numbers, names of law enforcement officials and federal judges, and courthouse addresses.
They want anyone who gets the call to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation and file a consumer complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Doing so will help them create a pattern of fraud against the perpetrators.