For Immediate Release
|July 24, 2014||DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2333|
|U.S. Marshals Service Warns Public About Scam|
Albuquerque, NM – The United States
Marshals Service is alerting the public to the fact that someone in the
Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas is attempting to defraud the public by
impersonating Deputy U.S. Marshals. U.S. Marshals in New Mexico were advised
several times today that calls are being made where the caller has
identified himself as a U.S. Marshal and asks the public for money. The scam
involves the caller trying to get the public to pay a fine with a credit
card, or send money for a loved one that is incarcerated and needs bond/bail
money. On one occasion, the caller stated that back taxes were owed and
fines needed to be paid immediately over the phone.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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