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OSBI Warns Of Phone Scam

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The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has recently received numerous calls from citizens saying they received calls identified as the OSBI’s main telephone number, which is 405-848-6724.

On three separate occasions, victims reported the caller asked for money. One victim said the caller had a foreign accent and advised a warrant for tax fraud had been filed against them. The caller asked to settle the warrant by accepting payment over the phone.

Another victim said they received a “system” type message pop-up on their iPhone, and it said the federal government had knowledge they had child pornography and must pay a $600 fine.

The OSBI does not collect money via telephone or email. Also, the bureau does not settle warrants over the phone by accepting payment.

If you receive a similar call you’re advised to contact the OSBI at 405-848-6724 or your local law enforcement.

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