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Police continue to see two common scams in the Tri-States

Two common scams circulating the area continue to plague Quincy residents.

Quincy police say one is by phone and email. The scammer contacts them pretending to be someone the victim knows. The scammer says they have been arrested and need bond money. Police say the scammer then asks the victim to wire them money.

The second scam is from an aggressive caller claiming to work for the IRS. The scammer threatens the victims, saying they'll be arrested and criminally charged if they don't send the IRS money right away.

Police remind residents never to give our their social security numbers, bank account numbers or any other personal information over the phone unless they initiated the contact and are sure they know who they are speaking to.

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