Man Caught Impersonating Lawyer, Charged with Fraud

Chicago, IL — In a bewildering turn of events, a Chicago man has been charged for allegedly impersonating a lawyer, exploiting unsuspecting clients who believed they were receiving legitimate legal advice. Authorities say the man, who has been pretending to be a licensed attorney, has been operating under falsified credentials, creating a facade of legal expertise that has now been exposed as fraudulent. The case surfaced when discrepancies in the man’s background were detected during a court appearance that led to further scrutiny by the state bar association. He was reportedly engaging clients for a … Read more

Beware of Nationwide Jury Duty Scam: Scammers Impersonating Law Enforcement Officers Target Innocent Victims

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan and U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg are warning the public about a nationwide scam targeting individuals who have failed to appear for jury duty. Scammers are impersonating law enforcement officers, including U.S. Marshals, and threatening arrest if a fine is not paid. The Middle District of Florida has seen a significant increase in reports of victims falling victim to these scams. The scammers employ convincing tactics, providing personal information about their targets, including addresses and dates of birth. They may even use the names of … Read more

Beware of Scammers Impersonating Officials: Douglas County Residents Fall Victim to Jury Duty Scam

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) has issued a warning to Colorado residents about a scam involving individuals posing as DCSO officials. This scam specifically targets older citizens, many of whom have fallen victim to losing thousands of dollars. The scammers contact their targets and claim that fines and fees are owed for missing jury service and other civil services. They often use the names of DCSO staff and deputies to make their fraudulent calls. In response to this scam, DCSO emphasizes that they will never request payment for fines related … Read more

Beware of Phone Scammers Impersonating Sheriff’s Deputies in Rutherford County, Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Residents in Rutherford County are being warned about a recent phone scam where the callers impersonate sheriff’s deputies and threaten arrest for missing jury duty. The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to these fraudulent calls and clarifying that their deputies do not make such demands or require individuals to purchase gift cards as a means to avoid arrest. It is crucial for residents to recognize these scam calls and disregard them immediately. A local woman from Rutherford County experienced this scam firsthand when she received a call from someone … Read more