US Marshal Office warning AL residents about new scam

Updated: Aug. 15, 2018 at 11:50 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - There's a new scam making the rounds designed to get your money.

Federal agents are warning people about callers posing as a Deputy US Marshal claiming there's a warrant out for your arrest for missing grand jury duty.

Some of them are even sending fake arrest warrants to victims. The scammers want you to put money on a prepaid card to avoid arrest.

"They are impersonating a federal agency and any agency they're representing, and it's not right, and they are taking full advantage of victims that have very little knowledge about what to look for," said Jesse Seyorer, Jr., US Marshal, AL Middle District.

The US Marshal's service does not collect money and they do not call before serving a warrant.

If someone wants you to put money on a prepaid card it's a scam.

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