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Michigan State Police send warning about a new scam

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The Michigan State Police are sending out a new warning about an old scam with a different twist.

They call it the "IRS scam." You get a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS and they say you owe back taxes. The caller then demands immediate payment.

This scam has been around for months and it appears that most people have caught on because the scammers are changing tactics.

The new twist, somehow the caller has been able to do something to change what appears on your caller I.D. when they call. Instead of some random number, the number for the Flint Post of the Michigan State Police shows up in your caller I.D..

The Michigan State Police say they've received several complaints today from people who say received the bogus calls.

"Fortunately, the people who called the Flint post today didn't fall for the scam" said Michigan State Police Lieutenant David Kaiser.

"We want to spread the word and reassure people that the Michigan State Police would never call your home asking for money for any reason " Kaiser added.

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