Wisconsin consumer protection officials are warning people to be
on the lookout for a government imposter phone scam.
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says
residents around the state have been getting pre-recorded calls
from a Steven Martin from the U.S. Treasury. The recording warns
that the treasury has launched an enforcement action against the
person who answers. The recording provides a number he or she
should call to avoid appearing before a judge or grand jury for a
federal criminal offense.
say anyone who receives the call should hang up and not call the
number the recording provides. They say scammers often pretend to
be government officials and threaten people with arrest or
financial penalties for various fictional offenses.