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Alexandria police warn of phone scammers posing as officers

Posted on Aug 09,2019
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Source Wtop

By Kate Ryan

Police in Alexandria, Virginia, want you to know that they would never call you to ask for money.

Scammers, they say, are posing as Alexandria officers — calling homes and asking for donations to the department.

Residents started calling the department Monday, police Lt. Courtney Ballantine said. They reported that a caller would ask for a “charitable donation” on behalf of the Police Department.

“We never do that,” Ballantine said.

Alexandria sheriff’s deputies, too, say their department would never call requesting money. Back in May, scammers reportedly posed as deputies over the phone.

Source Wtop

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