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United States Attorney’s Office Warns of Reported Financial Litigation Scam

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah is alerting the public about a reported scammer making phone calls claiming to be with our office and requesting restitution payments. 

This week, the office received multiple phone calls from concerned citizens regarding an individual who identifies himself as a member of the Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, requesting restitution payments. The caller further claims the individual failed to appear in court regarding COVID-19 relief funds. All callers are then given a phone number to make a payment. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will never call requesting a payment of restitution over the phone. Past due restitution payment letters are sent from our office, but criminal restitution payments are made to the federal court. Civil debts are paid through the Nationwide Central Intake Facility or through If you receive a phone call from this individual or anyone claiming to be with the U.S. Attorney’s Office asking for restitution payments, this is a scam. If you think you are a victim of a scam or know someone who is, report it to the FBI at or the FBI Salt Lake City Field Office.



Felicia Martinez
Public Affairs Specialist
(801) 325-3237
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Updated May 2, 2024

Community Outreach
Press Release Number: 24-49