Columbia Heights Police Warn of Telephone Scam | Crime
The Columbia Heights Police Department is warning about an alleged telephone scam reported in the community.
According to the police department, a suspect called the victim and said they were under an IRS investigation. The suspect then offered to settle the matter in exchange for a money card purchased from Walgreen’s.
The victim said the caller used a device to change the caller ID to that of the Columbia Heights Police Department and threatened to arrest the victim if they didn’t turn over money.
The victim avoided the scam and reported it to police, Columbia Heights officers say.
The Columbia Heights Police Department is reminding community members that they will never ask someone to settle a matter by buying money cards or offering bank information over the phone.
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