U.S. Marshals Warn About Telephone Scams

US Marshal Telephone Scam Warning

Be weary of anyone calling you claiming they're U.S. Marshals, court officers, or any type of law enforcement. Scammers are using it as a front to rip people off.

In one scam, the caller claims you missed jury duty and owe money. If you don't pay up, the caller threatens to arrest you.

The U-S Marshal service will *NEVER* collect money over the phone.

In the second scam, the caller claims you won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes and you need to pay a fee to collect the prize.

To look more credible, scammers might give you a badge number or the names of actual police officers or federal judges.

Their number could also appear on your caller ID as if they called from a courthouse or government agency.

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