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New scam targets Spokane residents

Spokane city officials are warning residents of new scam that uses City of Spokane phone numbers.

A person, or persons, is attempting to glean personal bank account information from victims by calling from what appears to be an official city phone number, a City of Spokane new release said.

Caller ID information has been modified to appear as though the call is coming from the city, the news release said. Many city numbers have a 625 prefix.

No one at the City of Spokane would call a resident to request bank account information, the news release said. Police also reminded the public to never give out such personal information unless they are certain who they are dealing with.

Anyone who receives this type of call is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233, or the state Attorney General’s Office at (509) 458-3509.

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