Scam alert: police impersonator – phone scam –

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The Bridgeport Police Department (BPD) wants to warn the public about a financial phone scam, where callers posing as police department officials falsely assert criminal legal action in exchange for monetary funds.

The Bridgeport Police Department has been made aware of multiple phone calls involving scammers posing as members of the BPD who have attempted to extort individuals claiming they are in breach of jury duty. The scammers falsely claim that the individual has an active arrest warrant for violation of jury duty which requires them to pay a fine to be reinstated. These calls are bogus and do not come from anyone at the BPD.

The Bridgeport Police Department will never solicit anyone for monetary funds.

If you happen to receive unsolicited phone calls of a similar nature:

Don’t give in to the pressure to act immediately.

Do not engage in any conversation, as scammers may record your response.

Do not provide your credit card number, bank account information, or other personal information to the caller.

Don’t send money if a caller asks you to transfer money, use a mobile payment app, or pay with a prepaid debit card.

Do not go to a place where the caller has asked you to go.

Immediately call your local police department to report this crime.

This press release was made possible by:

If you have been a victim of this scam in Bridgeport Connecticut, please contact the BPD Financial Crimes Unit Detective Frank Podpolucha at 203-581-5210.

This press release was made possible by:

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