The Connecticut State Police issued a warning on Tuesday about a scam using their name.
Troopers said the "Connecticut State Police" name is being used as an attempt to fraudulently get money from victims.
They said a victim was contacted by a scammer who claimed that a personal check had bounced. The caller said the check was made out to the Connecticut State Police and was from the victim.
The scammer then provided a "case number" and said the check was in reference to a payday loan.
The person then claims payment is now owed on the bounced check.
State police said they do not process payday loans.
They offered tips about what to do if anyone else receives a similar call:
More information on scams like this can be found on the Federal Trade Commission's website here.
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