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Holiday season phone scams

Holiday season phone scams

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Scammers may be taking advantage of the holiday season to steal your money.

According to a press release, scammer individuals are claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Luis Byerly says during the call, scammers try to threaten the caller by saying they failed to report to jury duty or other offenses, and to avoid being arrested, they must pay a fine.

Byerly says U.S. Marshals will never ask for any type of money transfer or card information.

People are advised to hang up, report the call to a local U.S. Marshal Service office and to the Federal Trade Commission.

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