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Three Darien residents report suspicious phone calls received

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 10:49 a.m. CST

DARIEN – Three Darien residents have reported suspicious phone calls reportedly from the Federal Crime Enforcement Division, according to a news release from the Darien Police Department.

On Oct. 10, a resident received a call from a male who identified himself as Officer Jack Brown from the Federal Bureau of Crime Investigation. The caller spoke in a mid-eastern accent and told the resident that he was involved in a crime. When questioned, the caller could only say that it was credit fraud, but could not provide details.

The caller demanded credit card information from the resident, which was not provided. The caller then threatened the resident with arrest by the Darien Police Department and the resident hung up.

On Oct. 11, another resident received a voicemail from a male who also identified himself from the Federal Enforcement reporting that the male homeowner was being charged with “something” and to call back. The resident did not return the phone call.

On Oct. 13, a resident received a message on an answering machine from a male with a mid-eastern accent. The caller identified himself as Officer Roger Dixon advising that a federal complaint was filed against the residents' husband. The resident attempted to call back, but did not speak with anyone.

The Darien Police Department said the calls are scams to obtain money or credit card information and reminds residents to never give out personal information over the phone to anyone who calls unsolicited.

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