GRAYSON, COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) Police say the victim was told to pay nearly $3,000 or else he could go to jail.
When he could not come up with all the money, police say he agreed to purchase Green Dot cards worth $2,000 and handed them over.
Police say he will most likely not get that money back.
The U.S. Marshals Service says they never ask for payment card numbers, wire transfers or bank account routing numbers for any reason.
If you get a call like this, call them and the Federal Trade Commission.