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News Release
Vancouver Police warn public of warrant scam - 03/12/18

Vancouver, Wash. --The Vancouver Police Department has recently received multiple inquiries from citizens who claim they received a call from what appears to be the Vancouver Police Department regarding an outstanding warrant and fines owed. This is a scam. In this particular scam the caller has also created a fake caller ID number (caller ID Phishing scam) showing the actual Vancouver Police Department main phone number. The Vancouver Police Department does not notify people about arrest warrants by phone and does not accept money to clear them.

If you receive a call such as this, hang up, do not provide any financial information to the caller, and do not call any numbers the person calling may provide.

The FBI website has a list of many of the common and emerging frauds:

If you believe you have been the victim of identity theft or fraud related to a scam please contact your local law enforcement agency and make a police report.


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