The Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) issued a warning earlier this week after receiving reports of a phone scam that involved the department. The scammers are pretending to be lieutenants within SCPD.
Several people have called the department saying they received a call from a man. The man says he is a lieutenant with SCPD and even offers a case number and contact information. He then asks for personal information, including name, date of birth, social security number, credit card number and bank account information.
SCPD says DO NOT give out personal information over the phone.
Officers say if you receive a call or voicemail from this man or any call like it, please hang up immediately or delete the message. If you are unsure, you can contact the SCPD for further guidance.
Police say if you have been a victim of such a scam, file an online police report on the police department’s website.