There is a new phone scam out there and it is very local. Texarkana Police are warning the public that the scammers are posing as someone from the Texarkana Police department.
Scam is Targeting Older People
Police have received a few reports of this phone scam and they seem to be calling older adults. According to the TAPD Facebook page:
The scammer calls and says they are with the Texarkana Police Department. We want everyone to know THIS IS NOT TRUE!!! The scammer may say you have won some money or need to pay a fine. No matter what the scammer may tell you, the police department does not conduct business in this way.
Do Not Give Out Personal Information
Police warn that if you get a call like this DO NOT give them any personal information, bank card, or credit card numbers. Then please report the incident to the police department. If a phone number shows up on your caller ID, make sure the officer you report this to gets that number from you. This way, Texarkana our detectives can investigate the issue further.
Police say that the more people in our area that fall for these scams the more likely they will continue to target our area. Please talk with your family and friends especially the older ones and make sure they are aware of this scam.
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