Some people told me about this. One person said that the caller intimidated him by repeating his first name implying that he knew him personally. Another person told me that the caller knew where he worked.
No one seems to know how people are targeted, but now the U.S. Marshals are involved.
It is a scam that consists of contacting individuals and telling them that a federal warrant has been issued for their arrest. The perpetrator then asks to verify personal information and money to avoid arrest. Read the rest of this entry