There are five new scams to look out for. The most recent scams deal with the U.S. government. The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General just issued a fraud alert to warn citizens that the hotline phone number is being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam.
There is another spoofing scam which purports to be a call from the FBI agents calling people at random and telling them that they are being investigated for certain federal violations. The victim is told that if they don’t pay a fee immediately they will be arrested.