Phone scammers claim to be government employees

Phone scammers claim to be government employees

MARQUETTE — Local law enforcement are letting residents know about another phone scam making its way through the area.

Officers from both the Marquette City Police Department and Kingsford Public Safety report that they received numerous complaints Tuesday regarding calls from individuals claiming to be federal government employees. The callers tell victims that they must make a payment or face a summons to appear in federal court. The scammers reportedly have foreign accents.

Police are reminding citizens that these types of calls are scams. Residents are urged to never give out personal or financial information over the phone.