Phone Scam – Wichita KS Area – December 2016

The Wichita FBI is warning area residents about a phone scam in the area.
 
The caller claims to be US Marshall Joe Rice, and tells the person answering the phone that they have failed to report for jury duty, and now owe a fine. The caller states that unless a payment is sent, an arrest warrant will be issued for the individual. The caller instructs the individual on how to provide payment. The callers on occasion have attempted to “legitimize” these scams by referencing specific information pertaining to the victim.
 
If you receive this call, or a similar call, hang up. Do not pay the individual money.
 
The US Marshall’s Office does not make calls of this nature.
 
This is a scam – do not be fooled.

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