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Longview police warn of telephone scam

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 5:18pm

Longview, TX — Longview Police are warning people to be on guard against telephone scams. These scams include calls from people pretending to work for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), or other law enforcement agencies. The caller will contact the victim and explain they are with an agency. They then tell the victim that if they do not pay them money immediately (usually several hundred dollars) they will be arrested.

The Longview Police Department reminds citizens not to give out any pertinent information over the telephone. If someone contacts them they need to hang up the phone and contact the police immediately. Anyone can be a target of these scams.
 

From: Longview Police Department
 

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