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U.S. Marshals of Northern Indiana warn residents of new phone scam

Friday, July 5, 2019

U.S. Marshals in the Northern District of Indiana report the new scam involves con artists who are spoofing the district office’s real number to trick people into sending money.

The scammers are attempting to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for “failing to report for jury duty” or other offenses. They tell the victims they can avoid arrest by purchasing a prepaid debit card or gift card, and then read the card number over the phone to “satisfy the fine.”

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