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Investigators Warn Of Scam Using Police Phone Number

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New Hampshire investigators are looking into a scam that displays a real police department phone number. A woman reports that she was told there was a warrant out for her arrest and that she needed to close it by sending cash.

The caller ID of the call to the woman, in Concord, New Hampshire, identified the number 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 then called the Keene Police Department directly and was informed she was the target of a scam.

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

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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