KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities in Kalamazoo County are warning residents not to be taken in by phone scammers claiming to be collecting on old debts to the 8th District Court.
The scammers say they are from “Integrity Alliance Services” and tell Kalamazoo-area residents they owe money to the court for an old case, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said in a Monday release. They ask for an immediate payment over the phone via credit card. The scammers often follow up by saying they are awaiting payment at the courthouse and demanding credit card information.
Authorities said the 8th District Court will never call and demand money over the phone. They reminded residents to be suspicious of any caller who asks that you send money and not to give out credit card information over the phone.
If you get a phone call you think is a scam, you should:
- Hang up immediately and do not give out any information.
- Contact your local law enforcement agency.
- Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. You can use the FTC Complaint Assistant on FTC.gov.