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Investigators Warn Of Scam Advertising Police Phone Number

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Investigators say a woman was being scammed when she got what she believed to be a police department phone call saying there was a warrant out for her arrest and that she needed to close it by sending cash.

The woman in Concord got a call from a number identified as belonging to the Keene Police Department.

She sent cash via MoneyGram to a "pre-paid" credit card. The "officer" she spoke to later told her she would need to send more money. She called the Keene Police Department directly and was informed she was the target of a scam.

Police believe the caller was using so-called "spoofing technology" to alter the caller ID. Keene police have received several complaints about the scam.

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