On 9-21-16, A residences within Iron County received a phone message from an individual claiming to be a Federal agent. The caller advised the victim that they were receiving a second notice to avoid an initial appearance before a magistrate judge or a grand jury for a federal criminal offense. The caller stated this was the victims final attempt to resolve this issue immediately and to call 301-202-3940 and speak to a federal agent. The victim was aware of this type of scam and did not call back.
We are advising the public if you have received a phone call similar to this one, do not send money or give out your personal information. If the caller left a message on your phone, do not reply back.
Please report all suspicious activity.
For more information contact:
Detective Sgt Dave Mitchell
Iron County Sheriff’s Office