Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:21

Holden police warn of a scamming trend called "spoofing" that is making its rounds again Featured

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Holden police warn of a scamming trend called "spoofing" that is making its rounds again

HOLDEN - Have you ever received a call from a number that looked like one you knew, only to answer and find there's someone else you don't recognize on the other line?

Scammers can use "spoofing" to make phone numbers look like someone from a trusted source.

 

The Holden Police Department is warning of phone scammers claiming to be police officers after receiving several reports about this kind of activity.

 

These scammers make it look like they're calling from a police station, but Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley said to make sure to verify who you're talking to.

 

Chief Greeley said "Police departments don't typically call and ask for money, and we definitely don't call and ask for your credit card number. So if somebody claims to be from a police department and they're raising money and they want your credit card number or they want to confirm your identity with your social security number, that's a scam."

 

If this happens to you, Chief Greeley suggests you write down the caller's information and contact your local police department to report the incident.