MONROE, LA (KNOE) - The U.S. Marshals Service and FTC are warning the public of nationwide telephone scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials.
Courtesy: MGN Online
A the caller attempts to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. The U.S. Marshals Service is a federal law enforcement agency and does not seek payment of fines or fees via the telephone for individuals with outstanding arrest warrants, the service stated.
The Marshals Service warned of an ongoing phone scam where an imposter is claiming to be a U.S. marshal, court officers or law enforcement official looking to seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty.
The U.S. Marshals Service does not call anyone to arrange payment of fines over the phone for failure to appear for jury duty or any other infraction.
In order to appear credible, these scammers may provide information like badge numbers, the names of actual law enforcement officials and federal judges, and courthouse addresses.
They may also spoof their phone numbers to appear on caller ID as if they are calling from the court or a government agency.
Actual court orders can be verified through the clerk of court's office of the U.S. District Court in your area.
US District Court Clerk
Federal courthouse in Monroe, Louisiana
Address: 201 Jackson St # 215, Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: (318) 322-6740