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FBI warns of phone scam in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The FBI Atlanta Division continues to warn the public of an ongoing and prolific series of phone scams that target public FBI telephone numbers as part of their ruse. 

The latest emerging scams have targeted the FBI Atlanta’s Columbus, GA office as well as its Valdosta, GA office. 

While the initial calls may vary or remain vague, they have the targeted individual calling the actual FBI office as it appears on their caller ID.  

A previous warning, dated Sept. 28, 2015, cautioned the public that college students were being targeted in a similar fashion and were even threatened with fines and arrest.

The public is once again reminded that the FBI does not conduct its business in this manner and anyone receiving such calls can file a complaint through the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov.

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