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Middletown police warn on new telephone scams

Posted 1/3/18

Middletown residents should continue to be on the alert for phone scams, according to the Middletown Police Department.

On Monday, Dec. 18, police received a report from a South Catherine Street …

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Middletown police warn on new telephone scams

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Middletown residents should continue to be on the alert for phone scams, according to the Middletown Police Department.

On Monday, Dec. 18, police received a report from a South Catherine Street resident who said she had gotten a call from someone claiming to be an agent with the Internal Revenue Service.

The caller told the woman that a warrant would be issued for her arrest if she did not send money immediately to a designated location. The woman did not send money, police said.

Police also received a report about another apparent phone scam Dec. 18.

Another resident told police someone claiming to represent a law office called her, demanding the woman pay money that she supposedly still owed from a debt she incurred in the 1990s.

The claim turned out to be bogus, police said.