Scammers are impersonating FBI phone numbers and agents, agency says
Aug 29, 2019 • CNN
August 29, 2019
The FBI is warning the public about a nationwide scam involving perpetrators impersonating its agents, according to information released by the agency this month.
In targeting unsuspecting victims, the fraudulent caller uses technology to “spoof” the phone number from an actual FBI field office, so victims believe the inbound call is coming from federal law enforcement.
The agency indicated scammers have mimicked telephone numbers belonging to FBI field offices in California, Montana, Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Kentucky…