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Thursday, 25 February 2016
FBI warns of Phone Scam for MD state
FBI Warns US Citizens Being Targeted in
February 16, 2016
The FBI is warning citizens to be on alert for a phone scam
that is targeting individuals while displaying the FBI’s
telephone number on the recipient’s caller ID.
The FBI has received multiple calls complaining of a phone
scam involving someone claiming to represent the U.S.
government or even claiming to be FBI agents. In those
the caller advised the citizen of delinquent student
loans or dues, delinquent taxes, or even overdue parking
tickets. On occasion, the caller even threatens arrest. The
scam artists are requesting the fees immediately being paid.
During each attempt to gain personally identifiable
information from the recipient, the caller claims to have
specific personal information. In addition, the originating
telephone number used by the scammer is displayed or
“spoofed” as that of the telephone number of an FBI field
The public is reminded that the FBI does not call private
citizens requesting money and to never give out unsolicited
requests for personal information to callers that you don’t
know. Individuals receiving such calls can file a complaint
through the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center
News Edited by:
Kanwal Abidi *Journalist & Political Analyst (063 News)
Special Agent Marshall Stone (FBI)
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