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VA: VSP warns of arrest warrant scam calls, scammers also target those on sex offender list

AUGUSTA Co., Va. (WSET) — The Virginia State Police has been alerted by numerous residents within the Central Virginia and Augusta County regions of a threatening phone scam from an individual claiming to be a Virginia Police Sergeant.

VSP say in two of those incidents, victims of the scam have purchased gift cards totaling sums of up to $1,200, which state police is now investigating.

The phone scammer is also targeting those listed on the Virginia Sex Offender Registry.

Based on the reports, the caller most commonly identifies himself as “Sergeant Yates of the Virginia State Police” and tells the individual one of two false claims: read more

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