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Wilson police warn of possible telephone scam

Published On: Mar 14 2014 05:04:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 14 2014 05:18:48 PM EDT

The Wilson Police Department in Northampton County is warning the public about a possible scam.

WILSON, Pa. -

The Wilson Police Department in Northampton County is warning the public about a possible scam.

A borough resident got a voice mail message from a man alleging to be from the "Department of Legal Affairs," police said.

The message warned of "serious trouble" if the resident didn't call back to discuss a legal matter, police said. The caller also implied the resident would have the send money.

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Police want residents to know there's no such department, and they said law enforcement agencies would never solicit money over the phone in this way.