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Don't heed fake FBI calls, state warns

Published March 23. 2013 4:00AM

Fake FBI phone calls are being reported in Connecticut. The state Department of Consumer Protection said Friday that at least two Connecticut residents - one from West Hartford and another from Manchester - have received calls threatening legal action.

"Neither resident was taken in by the intimidation," Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein said.

Last fall, at least one Connecticut resident fell victim to an "FBI" email scam that demanded payment of a fine for downloading child pornography.

The FBI never sends emails or calls people to threaten an arrest.

FBI offices in New Haven are reachable by calling (203) 777-6311 or (203) 503-5000.

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