AMERICAN fraudsters are targeting UK victims by ringing them and playing automated threatening messages claiming to be from the FBI.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has received several reports of victims being targetted in the scam, with messages claiming the USA’s FBI has an arrest warrant in the victim’s name.
The victim is then told to call the phone number 3237 592 099 to stop the warrant being executed. Many of the reports state the victims need to do this by a certain time.
Most reports say the number is for a fake US law firm and research says the number is based in California.
Action Fraud, endorsed by Cleveland Police, is urging anyone who receives any messages of this nature to ignore them, not to call the number and to report them to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk