Vermont State Police warn of scam where people call posing as troopers

Vermont State Police is warning the public about a recent phone scam in which the caller pretends to be a police commander or trooper.

Reports to State Police indicate that the imposter tells the recipient of the call that he or she is subject to a pending legal matter. If leaving a message, the scammer provides a number for the recipient to call back.

These calls are not originating with 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 Vermont State Police station to confirm the authenticity of the message. A list of all stations and their contact information is available at this link on the state police website.

Police are reminding 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 also are encouraged to report suspicious calls to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office using the information below at 800-649-2424 or at this link.