There are a few warning signs that could signal a debt collection scam. Legitimate debt collectors should not claim that they’ll have you arrested. They should provide you with a mailing address of phone number. They should not ask you for personal financial information. If the caller refuses or is unable to provide you with information about the company, of if you can’t verify with your state regulator the information provided, do not give information or money to the caller of company. Scam artists like fake debt collectors can use your information to commit identity theft.