martes, mayo 21

Yuma Police Department alerted over phone scam

YUMA, Arizona- The Yuma Police Department is reporting that they have received calls from the community about an ongoing phone scam. The people reporting the scam have shared that they received a phone call from a Yuma Police Department officer, advising them they have a warrant or that they are in some type of legal trouble. The caller is asked for payment to resolve the issue.

Sgt. Lori Franklin with YPD advises residents to call and double-check the information if you are in doubt. Even if the caller ID indicates the call is coming from YPD’s phone number, hang up and call them to verify so you do not become a victim of this type of scam.

Here are a few tips about scams and YPD:

The Yuma Police Department does not make any phone calls for the collection of money.
The Yuma Police Department does not request credit card information over the phone.
The Yuma Police Department does not give warrant information to the public over the phone.
Request a contact name and phone number for verification purposes, then contact the Yuma Police Department at (928) 783-4421.

If you believe you have been a victim of this type of crime, please report it to your local law enforcement agency. You can use online reporting for different agencies.