Caller Poses as CISA Rep in Extortion Scam

National Cyber Awareness System:


release date: November 29, 2019

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is aware of a
phone scam where a caller pretends to be a CISA representative. The scammer
claims to have knowledge of the potential victim’s questionable behavior and
attempts to extort money.

If you receive a threatening call from someone claiming to be a CISA
representative, CISA recommends the following actions:

  • Do not respond or try to contact the caller.
  • Do not pay the caller.
  • Contact your local
    FBI field office
    to file a report.