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Saratoga Springs Police Department issues scam warning

Saratoga Springs Police Department issues scam warning

WNYT Staff
Updated: February 11, 2020 12:59 PM
Created: February 11, 2020 05:56 AM

The Saratoga Springs Police Department has issued a warning about a phone scam that is targeting residents.

The department says that someone is pretending to be an officer with the Saratoga Springs Police Department -- and even had the Saratoga Springs Police Department phone number display as the caller ID.

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Police say this is the first time they've experienced a scam like this.

They say it is common for officers with the Saratoga Springs Police Department to get in touch with people via phone. The department says if you have any doubt about a phone call from an officer with the Saratoga Springs Police Department, ask to call the officer back at the station. If a voicemail is received, the callback number should be the police department main phone number.

In a post on Facebook, the department warns that scams can typically range from suspending your social-security-number, turning off the power, and an outstanding warrant for your arrest.

The Saratoga Springs Police Department warns, “Gift cards are not a method used by the Saratoga Springs Police Department to take bail on a warrant or pay outstanding tickets and fines.”



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