York Area Regional Police warn of phone scam

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York Area Regional Police are warning residents of a phone scam.

People are receiving phone calls from 717-759-3044, a Glen Rock number, which shows “Walmart” on the caller ID, police said.

The caller has a heavy accent and will ask for the person by name, and tell them that Walmart is offering an extended warranty on their vehicle, according to the news release.

The caller will know the person’s vehicle make, model and year, making it seem legitimate, police said. The caller then tries to get a wire transfer to pay for the warranty.

Police ask that residents do not send anyone money that they don’t know, because it is most likely a scan. Anyone who wishes to report such scams can call their local police department.

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Rebecca Hanlon is the health reporter with a religion sub beat at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow her on Twitter @mrsbeccahanlon or on Facebook at facebook.com/byrebeccahanlon.
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