Scammer Threatens Victim, Uses Police Phone Number

By Nick Hughes |

Published 08/13 2014 09:56PM

Updated 08/13 2014 09:58PM

Hazleton, Luzerne County- Police in Hazleton want people to be on the lookout for strange phone calls.

Police received reports of someone calling residents saying they owed taxes and that the victim was going to be charged with tax evasion.

The caller also tried to get money from the victim.

A similar phone call also was reported to come from The Hazleton City Police non-emergency number.

The caller asked the victim for money and threatened to file charges against the victim.

Police want people to be aware of this scam and at no time do police call people and demand money.

Police believe the calls are coming from an internet program.

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