0.8 min readBy Published On: October 20th, 2020Categories: News0 Comments on BPD warns of imposter phone calls

From BPD News:

Community Alert: The Boston Police Department continues to take reports from residents who appear to have been receiving calls from District station phone numbers. Over the past month, BPD Specialized Units , District E-5 (West Roxbury), and District E-18 (Hyde Park) have had their phone numbers “spoofed” by fraudsters impersonating law enforcement entities to include other state and local police departments such as FBI, ICE and US Marshals. Fraudsters are known to ask for non-traditional forms of money transfers such as gift cards, bitcoin and overnight mailing of cash. No legitimate financial transaction involving a government or law enforcement entity will ever use the methods of payment.

Residents who receive a call similar to the above scheme are advised to follow the below tips:

  • DO NOT confirm or provide any personal information

  • Hang up immediately

  • Note the phone number of caller

  • File online complaint at www.ftc.gov/complaint

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