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Clinton Police Say Beware of Scam Phone Calls

Published 05/01/2014 12:00 AM
Updated 05/01/2014 05:21 PM

Press Release from the Clinton Police Department

Clinton Police received a call this morning from a local resident of the Town of Clinton.

The resident reported that they had just received a call from an unknown caller claiming the following: Their son was involved in a car accident and was now being held for ransom. Instructions were provided to the resident as to where money was to be delivered, in exchange for the safe return of their son. The resident contacted Clinton Police to report this occurrence.

At the time of the call, the resident indicated that two of their adult children who reside in Connecticut were unaccounted for and were not answering their respective phones. As a result Clinton Police contacted the FBI and Connecticut State Police for assistance in this investigation. The investigation ultimately revealed that the adult children of the caller were accounted for and were safe. There is no credible evidence to believe an abduction ever occurred.

At this time the Clinton Police are continuing to investigate in an attempt to identify the person or persons who were responsible for making this call.

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