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Washington State Patrol warns of statewide phone scam

The Washington State Patrol is warning people about a phone scam occurring in the state where people are being asked to call in to a Florida area code number (813) and provide their Social Security Number.

Victims are reporting these callers are passing themselves off as WSP and U.S. Justice Office personnel investigating an identity theft case and needing people to "call today" with their SSNs.

WSP recommends calling a local state police office to confirm the caller is an employee. The local number is (425) 401-7788.

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