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MEDIA RELEASE
October 28, 2019
PHONE SCAM

 

Scammers are projecting our agencies caller ID information trying to convince recipients that police are calling on behalf of a loved one or that a loved one is in police custody to obtain money.  If you receive such a call it is most likely a scam.  Never provide personal or financial information to a caller over the phone.  If you are questioning the validity of a call, obtain the caller’s name, hang up, then look the agency up on your own to determine where to call to verify the legitimacy of the call.  Never trust caller ID.  Scammers can easily mask their true identity by projecting fake caller ID information.  For more safety tips visit the following links to the US Federal Trade Commission or The AARP.       
  
https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/?cmp=KNC-BRD-MC-REALPOSS-TODAY-BING-SEARCH-FRAUD&gclid=CJTu3d6Wv-UCFRQagQodYRMCLw
 
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams

 



 
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