Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
The Delaware State Police is providing a Scam Alert Advisory. This is a general alert that applies to the entire State of Delaware.
The Delaware State Police has been investigating incidents in which victims receive phone calls from subjects posing as troopers and are advised they are wanted and/or owe bail money. Many of the victims of these scams have been individuals listed on the Delaware sex offender registry.
As a reminder, the Delaware State Police will never request payment for fines, traffic tickets, or bail. All these transactions are conducted by the respective court systems and never over the phone. Electronic payments are also never requested via phone for court matters.
“Spoofing” can also be used as a form of deception during these phone scams. Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used to trick someone into giving away valuable personal information so it can be used in fraudulent activity or sold illegally.
The following tips can help you avoid becoming victim to a scam:
You can learn more about phone scams here.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Sergeant India Sturgis
Released: 031623 1217