La Porte PD warns of “spoofing” scam

Posted on: May 19th, 2016 by [email protected] No Comments

The La Porte Police Department has been receiving information from citizens stating that they’ve been contacted from an alleged representative from the IRS or the police department regarding IRS business. The caller ID shows the La Porte Police Department number and when residents call the number back to verify the information, they get the same scam caller back. This is a big RED FLAG that scam activity is afoot and you should immediately hang-up. The La Porte Police Department is alerting residents about this type of telephone scam. The practice is called caller ID spoofing, and scammers don’t care whose phone number they use.


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