CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Coral Springs Police Economic Crimes Unit would like to remind our residents of some ongoing scams.
There has been an increase in reported cases of scams involving US Marshals and other Federal Agencies. Please take a minute to read the following:
During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest due to a claim of identity theft, failing to report for jury duty, or other offenses.
They then tell victims they can avoid arrest by withdrawing cash and transferring it to the government. Most recently there has been an increase in requests to deposit cash into bitcoin ATMs. However, this can also be achieved by the scammers requesting one to purchase a prepaid debit card such as a Green Dot card or a gift card and read the card number over the phone to satisfy the fine. These scare tactics have led to thousands of dollars being stolen from victims.
REMEMBER: Law Enforcement will NEVER ask you for money in exchange for preventing an arrest. If you or anyone you know has been a victim of a scam like this please call our non-emergency line at 954-344-1800.