U.S. Marshals Warn Public of Phone Scams

branson | April 14, 2017 | Latest News

Press Release

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The U.S. Marshals are warning the public of ongoing jury duty telephone scams.

It begins when the scammer, posing as a U.S. Marshal or other law enforcement officer, calls a victim to advise that he or she has missed federal jury duty but can avoid arrest by paying a fine immediately. Other versions of this scam claim the victim has failed to appear for a criminal court hearing or an “ongoing civil matter” and must pay fines to avoid arrest.

The scammer provides information like titles and badge numbers of legitimate law enforcement officers or …read more

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