Missouri Attorney General Warns of Phone Scam

Published 08/21 2014 10:15AM

Updated 08/21 2014 08:05PM

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. --- If your phone rings and caller ID shows a 202 area code, you might not want to answer.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says his office has been receiving complaints about a phone scam that appears to be coming from the 202 Washington D.C. area code. Koster says the scam callers leave threatening voicemail messages, claiming to be from federal agencies demanding payment and person information.

If you get one of these calls, Koster say you should: Never give person information to unknown persons over the phone or electronically. Be suspicious of unsolicited telephone calls, voice messages, or emails. Never wire or send money in response to an unknown callers' demand.

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