CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Corpus Christi Police Division desires to warn residents of a telephone rip-off.
CCPD has acquired a number of calls a few rip-off within the space. The callers acknowledged that they acquired a name from our police division stating that they had a warrant and they should take care it. The quantity seems to be from the primary police station. They’re then instructed to buy reward playing cards to pay the warrant. The caller then tells the sufferer to learn the quantity off of the again of the cardboard.
The Corpus Christi Police Division won’t ever solicit cost for warrants over the telephone utilizing reward playing cards as a way of cost. In the event you obtain a name like this, it’s a rip-off.
CCPD gives this recommendation to keep away from getting scammed:
* Look out for “spoofing”. A part of scammers techniques embrace spoofing, which occurs when the caller masks their very own quantity and causes the variety of a well known Company, like CCPD, to look on caller ID. Additionally, the caller would possibly give a badge quantity and know the final 4 digits of your Social Safety quantity.
* Write down particulars. In the event you do get a name and are uncertain, write down the telephone quantity and title of the caller.
* Defend your private data. Don’t present any private or monetary data over the telephone.
* Know your rights. Corpus Christi Police Division won’t ever request for pay as you go debit playing cards or wire switch funds, and won’t ask for a bank card quantity over the telephone.
* Don’t be bullied. By no means belief callers who use threats and hostility to push you into doing what they need. Be skeptical of what a caller claims she or he can do should you refuse to satisfy their demand.
* Dangle up and report it. In the event you’re uncertain if the decision is actual, contact CCPD straight at 361-886-2600. You can even file a criticism together with your native BBB.
The Corpus Christi Police Division won’t ever demand cost from you, ask you for any personal or monetary data over the telephone or threaten to convey the police or different federal law-enforcement teams to have you ever arrested for not paying.