Fraud Incident in Radford

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The City of Radford Police Department is investigating a fraud incident where the victim was contacted by suspects pretending to be members of the Radford City Police Department and Radford City Sheriff’s Office.

The victim was instructed to go to various businesses and purchase pre-paid credit cards, then provide the card numbers to the suspect, in order to avoid prosecution and arrest.

Citizens are reminded that law enforcement will never request payment over the phone to clear arrest warrants. Caller ID can mimic a legitimate number, when it is in fact the call is fraudulent.

Report telephone scams to your local police department, sheriff’s office, and to the federal trade commission at ftc.gov.