Radford Police investigate fraud incident involving law enforcement impersonators

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RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Investigators in Radford are looking into a fraud incident after a person was reportedly contacted by people pretending to be members of the Radford City Police Department and the Radford City Sheriff’s Office.

According to the department, the victim was instructed to go to various businesses, purchase pre-paid credit cards, then provide the card numbers to the suspect in order to avoid being arrested and prosecuted.

Police remind community members that law enforcement will never request payment to clear arrest warrants over the phone.

In addition, even when a call is fraudulent, authorities say caller ID can mimic a legitimate
number.

If you are a victim of a telephone scam, you are asked to report it to your local police department or sheriff’s office, as well as the Federal Trade Commission.

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