The consumers received a notice, written on doctored New York State Attorney General letterhead, that claimed to be a “District Court Final Warning” letter. The notice reportedly gives the impression that the Attorney General is investigating the consumer for the failure to pay a past due debt. The letters also threaten criminal action and arrest if the debts are not paid.
The fake notices are reportedly coming as either a paper letter or an email.
The state’s alert comes just one week after consumers reported receiving unsolicited phone calls from a someone posing as an attorney from the New York State Attorney General's Office.
More information, and tips on how to avoid government imposter debt collection scams can be found here.