Latest phone scam features FBI number

By Ryne Turke on February 20, 2016 at 8:59am

The FBI is warning West Central Illinoisans to be alert for a phone scam that is targeting individuals while displaying the FBI’s phone number on the recipient’s caller ID.

Complaints have been received that the caller claims to represent the U.S. government or FBI. The caller will advise individuals of student loans, delinquent taxes or overdue parking tickets. The scam artists will request you pay the fees immediately.

The public is reminded that the FBI does not call private citizens requesting money and never give out unsolicited requests to people you don’t know.

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