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Schenectady Police: Callers impersonating police employees

Schenectady Police: Callers impersonating police employees

The caller claims to be from the police department and asks for money for police equipment
Schenectady Police: Callers impersonating police employees
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SCHENECTADY -- Police are warning residents of a phone scam that involves a caller claiming to be with the Schenectady Police Department and asking for money, according to a press release.

The caller claims the money is being collected to pay for police equipment, police said. They then request credit card information for the payment.

Police are investigating the incidents, but they are urging residents to beware.

“If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Schenectady Police Department demanding payment, you should immediately hang up,” police said in a press release. “Under no circumstances should you engage them in conversation or provide any personal information.”

Police said anyone who does receive this type of call should document everything the caller says and report the information to police. 

Residents can complete online reports at the city’s website, or call the Schenectady County Unified Communications Center’s non-emergency number: 518-630-0911.

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