PD: South Windsor woman was victim of $1,900 scam

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South Windsor police are warning residents of a phone scam on Wednesday. 

Police said that a victim received a call posing as an IRS agent when she was at the Apple Store in South Windsor. The caller convinced her that she was the subject of several criminal investigations due to credit card use.

She then purchased $1900.00 in Apple gift cards and gave personal information to the caller.

The “spoofing” of phone numbers appearing as police department, utility company, or federal agency is becoming more common. The scammers goal is to convince the victim to make payments or give social security numbers and banking information.

Do not fall for these tactics, get the caller’s name and then hang up.

Please share this information with anyone who may be at risk for being scammed.

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