Columbus PD warns of new phone scam

Columbus PD warns of new phone scam

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is warning residents about a new phone scam.

Several citizens have received scam phone calls from a 347 area code. The caller advises they are with the federal courts and in particular, the IRS.

Police say to disregard those calls and do not give them any personal information, especially concerning your bank accounts.

Officials also say it's possible the scam calls can come from other area codes as well.

The police department is investigating these calls. To report a scammer, call the Columbus Police Department's Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (706) 653-3188.

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