Christiansburg Police reports scam callers identifying themselves as law enforcement

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Police in Christiansburg is advising residents of a new phone scam.

According to a social media post, the Christiansburg Police Department was notified of at least one resident receiving several calls from people falsely identifying themselves as being with U.S. Border Security.

The local citizen was said to have recognized this as being a scam call and hung up the phone.

Shortly thereafter, another person called the same citizen saying they were with the police department referencing the earlier call that said they should not have been so rude with the other caller.

The caller ID showed that the call originated from the actual police department number of (540) 382-3131.

The citizen continued to recognize the call as being a scam and reported the incident.

The Christiansburg Police Department issued a reminder saying that, “you should never provide personal information, such as your date of birth or social security number to unsolicited callers or unknown persons with whom you did not initiate the call.”

If you are the recipient of one of these scam callers who mentions they are from the Christiansburg Police Department, ask for the caller’s name as officers will always identify themselves when asked. If you are unsure whether or not the call is legitimate, hang up and call the Christiansburg Police Department at (540) 382-3131.

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