Spartanburg Phone Scam

Suspect Poses at SPD Investigator

Stacie Bartro
March 30, 2020 - 10:54 am
Phone Scam Alert.  Suspect poses as SPD Investigator.

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Official News Release from Major Art D. Littlejohn:

Police Investigate Phone Scam
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 27, 2020) On March 27, 2020, officers from the Spartanburg Police Department received information from a victim reporting a possible scam.

The victim stated, the suspect on the other phone line informed them that he was an investigator with the Spartanburg Police Department and there was a warrant for their arrest.

On March 27, 2020, around 1:30 p.m., officers from the Spartanburg Police Department received information from a victim reporting a possible telephone scam.

The victim reported the caller attempted to defraud them out of money by pretending to be an investigator with the Spartanburg Police Department.

The caller advised the victim that a warrant had been issued for their arrest, and to avoid being arrested they needed to pay a sum of money using green dot cards.  

The Spartanburg Police Department will never attempt to collect fines over the telephone.

Also, no governmental agency or legitimate business will request an individual to settle a financial obligation using gift cards.

Please do not become a victim.

Citizens should never give personal information over the telephone, to include social security numbers, a date of birth, an ID number, or credit card information. 

If you have received a telephone call related to this scam, please contact the Spartanburg Police Department at 864.596.2035.

Information can about this scam can also be given anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.  

 

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