We’ve all gotten them. The phone rings, whether it be our cell phone or land line, and we answer. The voice on the other end is claiming to be with the FBI, U.S. Marshals or the IRS. Is it real? Most likely, the answer is no.

Both the FBI and U.S. Marshals office are spending time this week alerting the public of several different scams that involve people claiming to be court officials, marshals or other law enforcement officers.  During the call, the scammers will attempt to collect money over the phone from the victim.

According to a press release, scammers are using different tactics to sound credible. In some cases, they provide fake badge numbers, and names of real judges and addresses.

The FBI and U.S. Marshals office both said there are certain things to remember when you get these types of phone calls, according to the press release:

 

· U.S. Marshals or other law enforcement will never ask for credit/debit card/gift card numbers, wire…

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