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Police Warn Southampton Residents of Phone Scam

The scam is specifically targeting Southampton Town phone numbers, police said.

Police Warn Southampton Residents of Phone Scam

Southampton Town residents have been warned to watch out for a phone scam targeting their community.

According to Southampton Town police, several reports have been received involving a phone scam specifically targeting Southampton Town phone exchanges.

The caller has a foreign accent and identifies himself as John Anderson, police said; the subject then informs the victim that he has several warrants with the Internal Revenue Service for fraud.

According to police, "Anderson" then requests a wire transaction of $10,000.

The phone number utilized by the scammers is 202-239-6960, police said.

"Do not give personal information or send money to anyone calling you," police said.



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