Albany Police Warning! What Should You Do If You Get This Call?
It seems that at least a few times a day a number pops up on your phone that you don't recognize and it's usually a scam call. Sometimes our smartphones aren't smart enough to filter them or the scammers are getting more creative. The latest phone scam targets people by disguising themselves as the local police.
What Should Callers Be Aware of?
The Albany Police Department has been fielding many complaints about a phone scam that is going around. The caller claims to be a detective with the Albany Police Department. They proceed to tell the victim that they must settle a case or a missed court appearance by sending cash.
The Albany Police Will Never Contact You to Pay a Fine
The Albany Police want to make sure that the public knows they will never contact you and ask for any personal information or money. They do not collect unpaid debts over the phone nor do they ask for financial or credit card info.
ALBANY POLICE SAY IF YOU GET THIS KIND OF SCAM CALL TO SIMPLY HANG UP!
Here are Some Safety Tips to Follow Regarding Phone Scams
- Never give out personal, credit card, or banking information to anyone you do not know or unverified sources.
- Be aware of high-pressure techniques such as deadlines or urgency to make payments on the spot.
- Always call the Albany Police at 518-438-4000 if you think that someone has tried to defraud or scam you.