Legal Document Scams

Cybercriminals have now taken the approach of impersonating Process Servers, or people who deliver legal documents to people when they have been served with a lawsuit.

In the latest scam, cybercriminals are calling people from a restricted number and claiming there is a lawsuit against them. They will try to convince you that you have unpaid bills and that’s why there is a lawsuit against you now and if you don’t get this taken care of there will be more legal problems in the future. Once you agree to get this taken care of, the cybercriminal won’t offer up any other information until you provide sensitive details like your birthday, Social Security number, etc. The main goal of this scam is for cybercriminals to get your information so they can then steal your identity.


  • Never give sensitive information over the phone, especially if the person called you seeking it. Make sure you verify first. You can verify by reaching out to the person through their official website.
  • Always be cautious about requests that make you feel like you need to do an action right away. A lot of the time that is a scam. Cybercriminals love to play on your emotions and trick you into doing an action quickly.
  • If a caller asks you to share sensitive information with them ask them to share with you what’s on file. If they say they can’t or won’t do that, hang up.

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