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ON YOUR SIDE ALERT: FBI phone scam

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A major scam aimed at getting your money involves phone calls claiming to be from the FBI.

When the call comes in the number even shows up on the caller ID as the Richmond FBI office and the caller will tell you that you're under federal investigation. They ask you to send money for fines in order to avoid arrest, but the FBI says it's all part of a scam.

First of all, the FBI does not request money from you for anything. Secondly, the number has been spoofed. The call is not being made by anyone at the FBI. If you get one of these scam calls, hang up and report it at ic3.gov.

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