Outrageous Con Artists Are Using a Police Number to Carry Out Phone Scams
Police in Orlando, Florida are warning people to watch out for scam artists who allegedly make calls pretending to be from their department.
They say the con men are using a number that shows up as the police department on caller ID, using a method known as “spoofing.”
“We have reports that unknown individuals are spoofing an Orlando Police Department number, calling unsuspecting citizens and claiming to be representatives of the Orlando Police Department,” said Sgt. David Baker.
The scam artists reportedly call people claiming that they owe money to “a credit agency.”
They then demand money, and even threaten to arrest them if they don’t pay up, said Sgt. Baker.
“At no time, will the Orlando Police Department or any legitimate law enforcement agency ask you to make payment over any kind over the telephone.”
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