“The U.S. Marshals Service wants the public to know this is a scam and if you receive any phone calls of this nature you should immediately contact your local authorities or search a telephone directory’s government pages to obtain a legitimate number for the nearest U.S. Marshals Service to verify the call,” Rose said in the release.
“Additionally, the U.S. Marshals Service is a federal law enforcement agency and does not seek payment of fines or fees via the telephone and will never ask someone to go to a local store to get a prepaid credit card.”
People who are victims of frauds similar to this and others are also urged to contact local law enforcement or the FBI to report the crimes.