December 07, 2018 11:34 AM
A local police department is warning about another phone scam.
Police in Gates say a woman there was cheated out of thousands of dollars.
Investigators tell News10NBC scammers called the victim and claimed to be federal agents.
They told said her ID had been found in a car with drugs and demanded she pay them in gift cards to take care of the situation.
The victim ended up handing over about $12,000, giving the suspects gift card numbers and pins over the phone.
Police are reminding you that a legitimate business or government agency will never ask you to pay with gift cards.
If you get a call like this it is a scam and you should call police.
Created: December 07, 2018 11:34 AM
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