The Medford Police Department has received more reports this week of people receiving phone calls from the police department phone number claiming that the they owe money or the caller attempts to gather personal information. These are false calls.
The Medford Police Department reminds you to never give out personal information over the phone. The Medford Police Department ‘does not collect money or funds’ for any entity or government agency nor will we ask for your personal information over the phone.
The scammers are using a computer program that changes the number you see on your caller ID. This scam is currently very popular around the country.
Do not provide any personal information over the phone – Do not give any money or credit card numbers out as payment for any service or fee. Hang Up and do not call the person back. Remember; always be careful with your personal information.