CPD’s phone number spoofed for scam

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are warning people about a phone scam using the department’s number.

Authorities say scammers are spoofing the number and conning people out of personal information. The callers are telling people they owe money to the IRS and will be arrested if they don’t pay.

Officials say they never call to demand payment of any kind, act on behalf of the IRS or threaten to arrest someone for non-payment.

If you receive a call like this, you should hang up and report the call to police.

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