Phone scam scares victims with threat of arrest

6:21 AM, Oct 25, 2012   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Bangor police are warning Mainers to be wary of a new telephone scam.

Police received a complaint Tuesday from a woman who said a caller tried to scam her. The male caller advised the woman that a warrant had been issued for her arrest and she was to call an Officer Richard Johnson at a Texas phone number to make financial payment.

Bangor police say they called that number and were given the run-around. The Texas Attorney General's Office said that the call to Maine was part of a nationwide scam, which had generated numerous complaints and is under investigation.

In Maine, police urge consumers to be wary of phone calls from anyone claiming to be in a powerful position and demanding money.






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