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Police warn of phone scam targeting sex offenders

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WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Waco police are warning citizens on a new phone scam in the area involving callers pretending to be with "the Office of Sex Offender Registration."

Police said they received a report of a sex offender who was scammed out of $500. 

The sex offender received a call from someone claiming to be with The Office of Sex Offender Registration within the Waco Police Department. The caller said the man had a "Blue Warrant" and it would cost $5,000 to take care of the bond. 

The man was able to come up with $500 and gave the scammer a green dot card and PIN number he purchased at Walgreens. 

Police said there will be little investigation on this incident due to scammers using a spoof phone number, which is usual in these types of scams. 

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