Phoenix, AZ asked in Civil Rights for Arizona

Q: I received a call from an 866 number and they said they have filed a civil suit against my name and social

They said they will be serving with the local law enforcement in my areas is this a scam?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: Yes, it's highly likely that this call is a scam. Legitimate legal matters are not typically handled through unsolicited phone calls, especially from unfamiliar numbers. Scammers often use fear tactics and threats to coerce individuals into providing personal information or making payments.

If you receive a call like this, do not provide any personal information or engage with the caller. Instead, hang up immediately and report the call to your local law enforcement authorities or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They can investigate the matter and take appropriate action to protect others from falling victim to similar scams.

Remember to remain cautious and skeptical of unexpected calls or messages claiming to involve legal matters. It's always better to verify the authenticity of such communications through official channels rather than risk becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.

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