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Waterloo phone scam impersonates local authorities

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The Waterloo Police Department says it has received several complaints from people reporting phone scams.

Some scammers telling people that they have a warrant for their arrest and need to call a number. Other callers have stated that "Tony Thompson" has an arrest warrant for their arrest and to call a number. Tony Thompson is the name of the Black Hawk County sheriff.

Other people say the scammer tells them they've been awarded a grant.

Police say do not return these phone calls under any circumstances, and to block the numbers if you can.  If you think you may have fallen victim, watch your bank account.

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