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Phone scams

 

Cops don’t call for cash

Law enforcement never calls or emails you about paying them money.

Scammers pose as law enforcement by doing things like:

  • Demanding payment for a missed court date, jury duty or other legal matter
  • Claiming there is a warrant issued in your name
  • Threatening arrest unless you pay a fine
  • Directing you to buy a prepaid money transfer card and giving the card number to them
  • Faking their phone number so it appears valid on caller ID

Protect yourself:

  • Refuse to give the scammer any information
  • Don’t send them any payments
  • Hang up and don’t rely on your caller ID
  • Record their number and save any voicemails
  • Look up the real number for the law enforcement agency the scammer mentioned and contact them directly

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