So I got a new spam scam phone call today. It's not new, but it was new to me. The guy claims to be from the Federal Treasury and wants to talk to your lawyer because a case is going to be filed against you. What? Puhleeese! Vague information, used my nickname not my legal name, and you could hear the call room chatter in the background. So I refused to ID myself and asked for a number to call them that I could check. He gave me a CA area code and number and said to ask for Officer Torres. So I promptly looked the number up and found it was a known scam. Some collections companies use the tactic but they are violating the law to do so. And it looks like it's also used as random phishing for someone stupid enough to wire them money to prevent the "legal action". Apparently they all like to use the name, "Officer Torres". So bizarre. Googling 'Officer Torres phone scam' gets dozens of hits using the same scam. IRS phone scam hitting Mid-Valley Fake DEA Agent Scam Targets FOX 11 Reporter and Family I can't wait to see if they call back.