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.