While some of the scammers ask for banking information, some will not. A few persons have reported receiving calls from a so-called "Amazon Fraud Department" where the callers claim their identity was stolen and they need to take action right away. The scammers never asked for their account or social security information but claimed someone used their social security number to open bank accounts in their names and were purchasing large amounts of Apple electronics.
The scammers will then transfer their potential victims to someone allegedly with the Federal Trade Commission who said they could help them stop the criminals who were supposedly depositing money and wiring it to Mexico, Columbia and other countries.
Potential victims are then instructed to go to their bank and take out enough money to cover their expenses for 3 months and deposit into a digital account where it would be accessible when their social security numbers were being replaced.
The scammers told their potential victims that if they didn't do as instructed, an arrest warrant would be issued.
After the potential victims refused to carry out the scammers' instructions, they said they would have the warrant issued. And, surprisingly, within 3 minutes after talking to the scammers, the potential victims received calls that showed "Municipal Police Clark's Summit" on their caller IDs stating they were sending a squad car to pick them up. But, after calling CS Police directly, the potential victims were told it is a scam and a few persons have already fallen victim to it.
The scammers are spoofing their telephone numbers to make them appear as if they are calling from a legitimate organization. This is how they have tricked some of their potential victims.