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Albany Police warn of phone scam
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ALBANY - Police are warning residents across the Capital Region about a new phone scam making the rounds.

It involves a caller claiming to be from the Albany Bureau of Investigation.

The caller tells the victim there is a warrant for their arrest and they must pay $800 or $900. Police say what many of the victims have in common is that they have taken part in high interest "pay day loans" which is why they may have been targeted.

Investigators urge residents to research the scam by searching "Albany Bureau of Investigation" on Google.

Police say you should only cash your pay checks at a reputable financial institution and never give out personal information to someone that solicits you over the phone.

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