Utah Courts Issues Warning on FBI Scam
Utah State Courts Advise Residents Not to Give Out Personal Information
Salt Lake City, Utah— The Utah State Courts is advising residents to be aware of a phone scam from someone claiming to be an FBI agent, but using a state court number as the caller ID.
According to reports, the scammer calls saying the prospective victim is a person of interest in a disappearance case; that they need to take a survey; and then need to pay a sum of money to keep their survey answers confidential.
The number being “spoofed” in the caller ID is the main number for the 3rd District Courthouse in West Jordan.
If someone receives a call, they are encouraged to hang up and call their local law enforcement agency to report it.
The Utah State Courts will never threaten a person over the phone with arrest, or ask to pay fines or fees using pre-paid gift cards, or wire transfer.
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