**URGENT: U.S. MARSHAL/LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IMPERSONATION – PHONE SCAM**
February 2, 2018: The U.S. Marshals are warning the public of several nationwide imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. They urge people to report the call to their local U.S. Marshals Service Office and also the FTC.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the ability to detect patterns of fraud from the information collected and share that data with law enforcement.
During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses. The tell victims they can avoid arrest by purchasing a prepaid debit card or gift card and read the card number over the phone to satisfy the fine.
If you believe you are a victim, report the incident to www.ftc.gov or www.usmarshals.gov/district /index.
Things to remember: