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Plano Police Warning People Of New Telephone Scam

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PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Plano police are warning residents of a new scam thieves are trying to pull over the telephone all over the Metroplex.

David Tilley with Plano Police Department says someone calls pretending to be from a government agency; the police or Sheriff’s department, the FBI, the IRS or even the CIA claiming that you have a warrant out for your arrest.

They then tell the victim that they owe money related to “investigation against them” and need to send thousands of dollars through a money gram or money pack – even a gift card – to clear it up.

Tilley says if you are concerned that you may have a possible fine to call the agency identified and ask.

The scam has been popping up all over the country.

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