FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico has recently been notified of several individuals targeted with phone calls from scammers representing themselves as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents or FBI personnel. The targets have been informed they are either under investigation or have a warrant and are advised they need to submit a payment immediately to resolve their matter. The calls appear to be coming from an official court phone number (505-348-2075), but the scammers are spoofing this number and are not associated with the FBI or the court.
Federal courts do not require anyone to pay a fine or penalty over the phone in an unsolicited telephone call. Targeted individuals may contact the United States District Court at 505-348-2000 to verify that there are no matters pending before the court in their name.
It is a crime for anyone to falsely represent himself or herself as a federal officer and such an offense is taken very seriously by the federal judiciary. Persons receiving such a telephone call should not provide the requested information or pay any fines and should contact the FBI at (505) 889-1300, selecting option #1 when prompted, to report the incident.
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