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Posted on: February 23, 2021

SCAM ALERT! from the PI Chief of Police

A Ponce Inlet resident received a call from officer “Tom Wilson” of the Ponce Inlet Police Department stating that there was a warrant for her arrest. The “officer” knew her name and the phone number that showed on her cellphone was the actual Ponce Inlet Police Information number. The resident was directed to call another number and make a payment.  This is a SCAM!!!  The PIPD does not have an officer named Tom Wilson. THE PIPD would never call a resident and request money for any reason. Thankfully, our Ponce Inlet resident was aware of phone scams and hung up on the caller.

 

Remember:

  • Always be suspicious of phone calls from unknown individuals
  • Never conduct business over the phone with individuals you do not know
  • Scammers have the ability to “spoof” legitimate phone numbers.  Don’t assume the phone number on your screen is correct
  • Scammers often ask for payment including wire transfers, bitcoin, or gift cards
  • Never share personal information such as date of birth, social security number, credit card numbers or bank account numbers
  • You can always call the Ponce Inlet Police Dept at 386-236-2160 with questions or concerns

 

Jeff Glazier

Ponce Inlet Chief of Police

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