Phone Scams

Phone Scams - The Williamsport Bureau of Police, as well as other law enforcement agencies, have received numerous reports of phone scams. The scammers call from what appear to be local police telephone numbers and identify themselves as a police officer or other government agency official. They then tell the victim there is an active warrant for their arrest.  In order to cancel the warrant, the scammers instruct the victim to provide sensitive information including address and social security numbers, and also may instruct the victim to send them money via gift cards or ask for bank account information. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be law enforcement requesting your banking information, credit card numbers, or requesting money via gift card, it is ALWAYS a scam.  

Additionally, you can report phone scams to The Federal Trade Commission at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Telephone Scams can also be reported to The Federal Trade Commission via phone call at 1-877-382-4357, and Caller ID Spoofing Activity can be reported via phone call at 1-888-225-5322.