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3/14/2012


The West Virginia State Police have issued a warning regarding an email and telephone scam going around where scammers will pose as members of the West Virginia State Police.

"Criminals are smart. They're constantly coming up with new ways to scam the public," said Sgt. Michael Baylous, spokesperson for the West Virginia State Police.

So far there have been three cases where criminals have either posed as members of the West Virginia State Police via a phone call or email and requested money to be wired to them. 

"The West Virginia State Police is not, for any reason, going to request that you send or wire money to them," warns Baylous. If you have any information, you are requested to contact your local police department.


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