• Police are warning about a phone scam.
    March 11,2014
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    Police warning of phone scam

    Vermont State Police are warning of a phone scam in which a caller impersonates a police officer trying to collect a fine for missing jury duty.

    Police said two people in the Poultney area reported getting a call from someone claiming to be Lt. Bryant of the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department. “Lt. Bryant” would claim the intended victim had missed jury duty and had to make a $400 payment of face arrest. The caller would then request the target get a prepaid credit card from a local store and call him back to make the payment.

    Police said anyone getting such a call should not provide any money or information but should contact their local law enforcement agency immediately.
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