CBP Issues Warning About Phone Scam

Fraudsters call impersonating federal agents.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released an alert warning the American public of a scheme to gather banking information. The agency reports that scammers posing as Border Patrol agents have contacted residents across the nation claiming that payment is necessary.

The Department of Homeland Security stated that none of their agencies solicits money by telephone and requests that details of instances of this type of fraud be reported to the Federal Trade Commission.

“We are thankful for the concerned residents who have reached out to us with this information so we can inform our family, friends, and community of this criminal intent,” said Director of Field Operations Christopher Perry. “I would just like everyone to remember, if you get a call stating they are CBP and asking for money to just hang up.”   

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Department of Homeland security as they work to keep the nation safe.
  • For Customs and Border Protection as they seek to protect Americans.
  • That the Federal Trade Commission would be able to stop the imposters from defrauding citizens.

Sources: CBP.gov


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