Telephone Scam Warning Regarding U.S. District Court

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is advising the public to be on alert for a phone scam that spoofs or fakes the Court's name and telephone number on the recipient’s voicemail and/or caller ID. Callers claim to be representatives of District Court, demanding monies or personal information such as social security numbers or credit card numbers.

Be advised, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania never requests personal identifiers such as social security numbers by telephone call. The Court does not accept credit card information by telephone, only in person. The Court does not call private citizens to threaten or demand money. The public is cautioned to never give out personal information to unknown callers.

If you have received one of these calls, it is recommended that you contact the Federal Trade Commission (ftc.gov). If you are a victim of one of these calls, please contact your local police department.

Federal Court Scams

Malicious phone calls and emails targeting people and others who interact with the federal courts, instructing them to take action, may lead to people being scammed out of money or personal information. Read more.

Court Locations

James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
 

Edward N. Cahn U.S. Courthouse & Federal Bldg.
504 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101
 

The Madison Building
400 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601
 

Holmes Building, 4th Floor
101 Larry Holmes Drive
Easton, PA 18042-7722