Beware of Scam Calls

PHONE SCAM ALERT

The West Manchester Township Police Department has received a number of complaints from its citizens today regarding scam phone calls.  The reports have consisted of one the following scams.

  1. The caller reports to be a member of law enforcement and informs the victim that they have a warrant for their arrest.  The caller then demands that the victim pay the fines and court costs immediately.
  2. The caller reports that the victim has won a multi-state or foreign lottery.  The caller details the winnings which normally includes several millions of dollars.  The caller asks the victim to pay the taxes and other fees before the winnings can be released.

Fortunately no one has reported being victimized as part of this latest series of scam calls but residents are warned to be vigilant.  Do not answer calls from unknown or blocked phone numbers and never give out personal information over the phone.

Anyone wishing to report such an incident is encouraged to file a report at the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.   https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx