Beware of Impersonators: Scams Targeting Virginia Residents with Fake Law Enforcement Badges

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Two scams were reported in Stafford County, Virginia, where scammers impersonated law enforcement agencies.

In the first incident, a victim was contacted by fake Federal Trade Commission and Drug Enforcement Administration agents who claimed that her information was fraudulently used, and she needed to transfer money in cryptocurrency to them. The victim did not lose any money as she discovered the name of one of the fake agents involved in a similar scam and hung up.

In the second incident, a victim received a call from someone posing as Lieutenant D.T. Diggs from the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, informing her that she failed to show up for jury duty in Alexandria and would be charged with contempt of court. The fake Lieutenant asked for $2,000 through Zelle to avoid going to jail.

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