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Caller Poses as CISA Rep in Extortion Scam

National Cyber Awareness System:

 

Original release date: November 29, 2019

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is aware of a phone scam where a caller pretends to be a CISA representative. The scammer claims to have knowledge of the potential victim’s questionable behavior and attempts to extort money.

If you receive a threatening call from someone claiming to be a CISA representative, CISA recommends the following actions:

  • Do not respond or try to contact the caller.

  • Do not pay the caller.

  • Contact your local FBI field office to file a report.

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