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New Albany police warn of phone scams

New Albany police are warning their residents of scam phone calls.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 9:33 AM
Updated: Jan. 10, 2018 9:04 PM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) – New Albany police are warning their residents of scam phone calls.

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New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson says on Tuesday, three people were contacted by someone claiming to be with the IRS.

In those cases, the victims were threatened with arrest if they didn’t pay past due taxes immediately.

In another case, someone was notified that a family member had been arrested in another state and needed them to wire money to pay their bail.

Robertson reminds people the IRS will not call you and demand immediate payment for back taxes.

As for the other scam, people should reach out to the family members directly before sending them cash.

Anyone who believes they have received a scam phone call should notify their local law enforcement agency.

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