Scam Alert! Criminals Impersonating Government Agencies

dollar_sign1Source from: Nicole Vincent Fleming, Consumer Education Specialist, Federal Trade Commission 

According to the Federal Trade Commission, criminals are impersonating law firms, judges and court officials by tricking citizens into thinking they owe a substantial amount of money in the form of an unpaid loan. The letters received in the mail look official, especially if they contain the person’s full name and social security number.
However, no matter how convincing or a threatening a phone call might seem, do the research and make sure it’s the real deal. The Federal Trade Commission reminds everyone to be suspicious of anyone who asks for money in any amount, in any form, without a legitimate reason.