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SCAM ALERT – Federal Courts do not phone or email individuals requesting money to avoid arrest.

Friday, September 23, 2022

In various parts of the United States, including Alaska, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and emails threatening them with prosecution for failing to pay a bond or failing to appear for a hearing or jury service.  In the calls and emails, recipients may be pressured to provide confidential data, potentially leading to identity theft and fraud. The recipients may be pressured to provide some sort of immediate payment to the caller.

These calls and emails are fraudulent and are not connected with the U.S. Marshals or U.S. Courts. If you receive such a call, it is not a legitimate call from the U.S. District Court. The court does not require anyone to provide sensitive information or money over the phone or email.