Michigan Attorney General Warns of New Phone Scam
Have you or anyone you know gotten a call warning that you'll go to jail if you don't pay up?
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning residents about a phone scam in which people are threatened with arrest unless they pay overdue fees.
According to Patch, here's an example of a call:
"From the headquarters which will get expired in next 24 working hours. And once it get expired after that you will be taken under custody by the local cops as there are four serious allegations pressed on your name at this moment. We request you to get back to us so that we can discuss this case before taking any legal action against you."
If you get a call like this, Schutte's office advises you to hang up, saying,
"Neither the state of Michigan nor the federal government will ever threaten you via phone."
You should also not call back or provide any personal information to the caller.
Scam calls can be reported to the Federal Trade Commission.