U.S. Marshals warn public of recent phone scam

Posted at 1:20 PM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 13:20:19-05

Norfolk, Va. – U.S. Marshals are warning the public of a phone scam involving a man posing as a U.S. Marshal.

The person reportedly calls victims and identifies themselves as a U.S. Marshal. They advise the victims that he or she has missed federal grand jury but can avoid arrest by paying a fine immediately.

The incident has occurred several times over the past week in Hampton Roads.

The Marshals Service became aware of the scam after receiving several calls from alert citizens in the Norfolk, Virginia area.

The U.S. Marshals Service urges individuals not to divulge personal or financial information to unknown callers and highly recommends the public report similar crimes to the FBI or their local police or Sheriff’s office if they are the victims of fraud.