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FBI warns of phone scam involving agency's number

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The FBI in Milwaukee says a phone scam is primarily targeting college students in Wisconsin.
   The FBI says it has received a number of calls from students or their parents complaining of the scam from someone who claims to be representing the federal government. The caller threatens to arrest them if they fail to pay thousands of dollars. The threats are over delinquent taxes, student loans or overdue parking tickets.
   The FBI says the scammers try to get the students personal identification information.  Investigators say the originating number that shows up on the students' caller ID is masked as the number for the FBI office in Wisconsin.
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