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Mar 9, 2015 11:47 AM

Concord Police warn of weekend 'Keene Police' phone scam


CONCORD - Investigators say a Concord woman received a call over the weekend that identified as belonging to the Keene Police Department.

While on the phone, the caller told the woman there was a warrant out for her arrest and that she needed to close it by sending the "officer" cash. She sent the money via MoneyGram to a pre-paid credit card.

After the suspect received the money he told her she needed to send additional money for him to close the warrant. The woman sent more money but eventually called Keene Police directly and was told that they would not ask for cash to "close" a warrant.

Investigators believe the caller was using a "spoofing" technology to alter the caller ID. Concord Police are asking that if you recieve this type of call to contact the local police department directly and not to wire money over the phone.


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