We recently were informed by a member of the California Bail Agent Association that consumers should be aware of a scam going on in the bail bond industry. People who have recently conducted a transaction with a bail bond agent are being contacted by an unknown third party claiming to be the bail agent. They are asking people to re-verify their credit card information or saying they need to pay more for the bail bond or the defendant will be re-arrested.
If you are contacted directly by someone with a similar story, do not provide your information. Hang up and contact your bail bond agent to ensure that you are dealing with a legitimate request. Also, please contact the authorities and report any information you are able to collect.
Please feel free to contact the ExpertBail team at 800.938.2245 or communications@ExpertBail.com with any questions or comments.