A U.S. Marshal scam is hitting Acadiana, especially Lafayette.
The scammer poses as a deputy U.S. Marshal or other law enforcement agent. they call their potential victim to inform that they have missed federal jury service, but can avoid arrest by paying a fine.
The scammers may provide information, titles, and badges numbers of legitimate law enforcement officers or court officials, and names of federal judges in an attempt to make the scam appear credible.
They also leave voicemails and have set up fake voicemail prompts and inboxes to further convince the victims of their legitimacy.
If you believe you were a victim of this jury duty scam, you are encouraged to report it to your local law enforcement department of your local FBI office or the U.S. Marshal service in Shreveport.