US Justice Department

Feds in Mass. Warn of Scammers Posing as Agency Staff Calling

Impostors claiming to be agency investigators have been calling people and asking for their information

FILE - The Department of Justice seal is seen on a lectern ahead of a press conference in Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 2018.
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The U.S. Justice Department is urging seniors to be cautious of a phone scam in which impostors claim to be department investigators in order to obtain people's personal information.

Federal prosecutors in Boston announced Friday that the Justice Department has received reports about the scam.

Impostors claiming to be agency investigators have been calling people and asking for their information, prosecutors said, or they leave a message with a return number that has a recorded menu matching the department's primary number. Eventually they are connected to someone claiming to be an agency investigator or employee.

The department is urging the public not to provide any personal information if they receive a similar call and to report it to authorities

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