Be on the lookout for phishing scams – WFTV | #phishing | #scams


DeLAND, Fla. — DeLand Police Department is alerting its residents of phishing after two phone scams last weekend.

In one incident, a person represented himself to be an FBI agent and made threats to arrest the victim and seize their property if they did not release personal information.

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In the second incident, the caller told the victim he could receive free grant money but needed to wire $300 in Google gift cards to pay for the processing fees.

Police said if you receive a similar call, hang up and do not release private, personal information to strangers on the phone.

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