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MEDIA RELEASE
May 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2016
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State College Police received a report of a phone scam in which the victim was advised there was a warrant for his arrest.  The suspect had an Indian accent and used the name of one of the members of the State College Police Department.  The suspect requested the victim provide the number of a prepaid gift card to avoid being taken into custody. 

The State College Police Department or any other department will not ask you to send money via a gift card or to wire money if there is a warrant for your arrest. 

If you provided a gift card or wired money to one of these scams, please contact the State College Police Department to report it. You do NOT need to contact police unless you have a financial loss as a result.  Information on the suspect can be forwarded to the Federal Trade Commission through the following link: https://www.ftc.gov

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