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Fraudsters Pose as Police, Ask for Money to Solve Outstanding Warrant Issue

11
Sep
2014

Crooks are growing bolder and impersonate US police officers over the phone, asking victims to make a payment via pre-pay services for an issue related to an alleged outstanding warrant.

The scam has been reported by citizens of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Portsmouth, Virginia, but it may be carried out at a broader scale.

Scammers use a direct approach

Crooks simply call the victim telling them that there is an outstanding warrant on their name; the reason varies from missing jury duty to traff…

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