Fraud Targeting Federal Inmates, Persons Under Supervision, and Families
A telephone scam is targeting people in custody, persons under supervision, and/or their families. Callers pretend to be employees of the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office, the U.S. Parole Commission, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Their goal is to obtain money and personal information. Callers have promised to get individuals out of BOP custody, end supervised release, and approve relocation requests. Please be advised U.S. Probation Officers and staff from other federal agencies DO NOT ask for money in exchange for services. Please report these calls to the Federal Trade Commission online or by telephone at 1-877-382-4357 (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.).