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FLORISSANT, Mo. (KSDK) – Scammers posing as police officers have been calling Florissant residents, authorities say.

Florissant police officers called the number and discovered that it has been disconnected. After further investigation, officers discovered that people from all over the country were receiving similar calls from the number, (716) 242-7149. Other reports say that callers from this number were requesting money, saying they were from the IRS.

Florissant police warns everyone to be aware of the activity and to never give out any personal information over the phone or send any money without confirming the identity or the caller.

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