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State police warn of phone scam

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Posted: May 20, 2014 11:54 AM by Brock Sues
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: phone scam, state police, lsp, fraud, arrest warrants, troopers

BATON ROUGE - State troopers are cautioning the public about a phone scam fraudulently using the authority of the Louisiana State Police in an effort to obtain money from victims.

An LSP spokesperson said citizens have complained of impersonators contacting them by name on their home or cell phones claiming to be Louisiana State Police and demanding payment to avoid arrest for outstanding warrants.

Citizens should never give unsolicited callers any personal information and the Louisiana State Police never ask for payment over the phone or negotiate payment in lieu of arrest, according to Louisiana State Police.

Troopers encourage citizens who receive fraudulent calls like these to contact them at (225) 925-6213.

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