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Henrico police investigating scam: 'we will never call asking for money'

Henrico Police investigating early morning robbery
Posted at 5:27 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 17:32:35-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -– Henrico Police are investigating a phone scam that involves someone trying to get money under false pretenses.

Citizens have reported calls from someone posing as a Henrico County Police Officer, Detective, or member of Social Security Administration advising community members there was fraudulent activity, and there was an active warrant for their arrest.

Police say that the scam included actual names and numbers of personnel to make it look authentic.

"The Henrico County Police Division will never call you asking for money,” said Lieutenant Matt Pecka. “We want to remind our community and those in surrounding jurisdictions to never provide their credit card information over the phone and to report suspicious phone calls immediately.”

If you received a call like this, please call Henrico’s non-emergency line at 804-501-5000 or 804-501-4810 to report