Posted: May 23, 2018
COURTS WARN OF RECENT PHONE SCAM
Salt Lake City, UT¬—The Utah State Courts would like to warn the public about reports of a recent phone scam.
Scammers have been “spoofing” the main phone line for the Utah Court of Appeals (801-578-3900) in their caller ID return. Spoofing refers to when an unrelated phone number is used for caller ID to mask the caller’s identity.
The scammers are identifying themselves as federal agents with the FBI and telling people that they owe money and must pay or they will be arrested. The Utah State Courts is a state government entity and has nothing to do with the FBI.
The Utah State Courts is advising the public to contact their local law enforcement agency if you have received one of these calls.
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