Vermont State Police warn of scam calls impersonating troopers

Vermont State Police are warning the public about scam calls in which people are pretending to be troopers.

Reports to the State Police indicate the imposter told the recipient of the call that his or her identity has been compromised. The number that appears on caller ID is the main line for the State Police’s Westminster Barracks, although the calls are not originating from this location.

These calls are not from the Vermont State Police. If anyone receives such a call, they should hang up or not call back at the number provided, and instead telephone their local VSP barracks to confirm the authenticity of the message. A list of all VSP stations and their contact information is available here.

VSP reminds the public never to give out personal information or to pay money, obtain gift cards or money orders, etc., in response to unknown or suspicious callers.

People are also encouraged to report suspicious calls to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office by calling 800-649-2424.