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VSP warn about phone scam

Virginia State Police want residents to be aware of a phone scam making rounds lately. Multiple agencies in the Commonwealth have received complaints about the scam call, which state police say has been coming around every couple of years.

The scam is meant to put victims in a panic. The caller claims to have the person’s child and demands money for their release. Police say there may even be a child screaming in the background.

The calls are being generated from outside the United States but may appear to have a local phone number.