Front Royal police warn of phone scam

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The Front Royal Police Department is warning of a phone scam in which the caller uses Capt. Brian Whited’s credentials and claims to be the Front Royal police.

The caller demands money and threatens arrest if the person does not comply. Caller ID may show the name and phone number of a legitimate law-enforcement agency.

The Front Royal police will never call someone demanding money, police said, adding that these scams are designed to get people to panic. Police remind residents never to provide or confirm personal information to the scammers.

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