“Washington court clerks have never and will never behave that way, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said.
"Washington court clerks have never and will never behave that way," Attorney General Bob Ferguson said. COSMONAUT/GETTY IMAGES

Well, this is fucked up. A warning from the Washington State Attorney General's Office:

The State Supreme Court has received dozens of reports from Washingtonians of scammers using fake caller ID information to make a call appear to come from the Supreme Court clerk’s office. The caller typically states they are from the courts or law enforcement and threatens arrest if recipients do not send money.

What to do:

If you or a family member receives one of these calls, hang up immediately.

Do not give in to high-pressure tactics. Do not trust callers who use threats to bully or frighten you. The Supreme Court, any other Washington court or law enforcement agency will never call to demand payment or threaten arrest.

Please help spread the word about this scam by sharing this information with your friends and family.

According to the release, the scammers appear to be targeting people with Latinx-sounding last names.

If you get one of these calls, file a complaint here.