I would not usually post something like this on my professional website but this happened to someone I know. I felt like it was important enough to warrant a post. It is occurring in our area and quite likely around the US.
Beware of a potential scam in our area where men are claiming to be officers with local police departments working with the federal court system attempting to execute a warrant for your arrest for failing to appear in court. The scammers advise that there is a Gag Order in place prohibiting the victim from telling anyone of the situation, even their lawyers. The caller is kept on an open line while walked through several steps to rectify the situation. The caller then attempts to persuade the victim to send money to clear the victim’s warrant and avoid immediate arrest for failure to comply.
The perpetrators of this scam are very knowledgeable about the victim’s background and even uses numbers associated with local police departments and names associated with local police officers. It is very elaborate with many moving parts.
DO NOT BE FOOLED. Neither the federal courts nor the state courts work like this. Importantly, an individual is always entitled to speak with their lawyer. So, if you are told otherwise, it is a guaranteed scam. And the police will not call you about a warrant, they will come to your door.