U.S. Marshals warn of phone scam

The U.S. Marshals warn about a recent phone scam

Posted: Nov 19, 2017 7:09 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - With holidays approaching, the U.S. Marshals warn people of a recent phone scam.

The scam invovles a person calling, claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. They try to collect a fine for failing to report to jury duty.

The scammers then say you can avoid arrest by purchasing a prepaid debit card.

The U.S. Marshals said they will never ask for payment or personal information over the phone.

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