Reports have been made of scammers claiming to be FDLE

FDLE warns of scammers claiming to be FDLE workers. (Pixabay)
FDLE warns of scammers claiming to be FDLE workers. (Pixabay)(WJHG)
Published: Sep. 6, 2019 at 3:20 PM CDT
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FDLE received reports of its phone numbers being spoofed by scammers.

These reports have come from all over the state.

FDLE describes spoofing as a caller that makes it appear as though they are calling from a different number than they actually are.

Officials say scammers may threaten legal action, such as arrest or freezing of their social security number or bank account, then demand immediate payment, usually in gift cards, wire transfers or other difficult-to-trace methods.

FDLE does not call people.

If anyone receives such a call from someone claiming to be with FDLE, they are encouraged to call FDLE at (850) 410-7000 to report it.

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