Latest phone scams try to trick victims with threat of legal act - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Latest phone scams try to trick victims with threat of legal action

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- If you get a call from someone identifying themselves from law enforcement saying you must pay a fine because you missed jury duty or failed to respond to a summons, be warned: it's a scam.

The U.S. Marshals Service has been receiving reports from people who have received phone calls from a person claiming to be a U.S. Marshal authorized to collect a fine. 

That caller threatens to arrest the person if a fine is not paid. Officials tell us the caller has been demanding a $1,000 fine. 

The U.S. Marshals Service tells us law enforcement does not make such calls. It makes contact in person or by certified mail.

If you have received such a phone call, contact police. 

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