SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Scottsdale police are urging residents to beware of scammers posing as officers over the phone.
On Twitter, police said the scammers are calling Scottsdale residents to tell them that they have missed court dates, and demand cash or gift cards to avoid an arrest.
We are seeing a trend where individuals are calling residents and claiming to be SPD. These individuals are telling the residents that they have missed court and they demand cash or gift cards to avoid arrest. This is a scam. Hang up or call us at 480-312-5000 to verify info. pic.twitter.com/AoaCUqePDq— ScottsdalePD (@ScottsdalePD) December 12, 2019
If you receive one of these phone calls, hang up and call 480-312-5000 immediately.