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Albemarle police alert public to phone scam

Albemarle County police on Monday warned of a phone scam in which a caller identifies himself as Capt. Darrell Byers of the county police.

The caller says there is a warrant for the arrest of the person who answers, but that the matter also could be resolved through a wire transfer of funds. Two people contacted the department to report the scam on Monday, according to a news release.

The Albemarle County Police Department does not contact individuals for wire transfers. Anyone receiving such a call should hang up and call county police at (434) 977-9041 to report the call.


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