Newton PD Warns Of Scammers Pretending To Be Police

NEWTON (CBS) – If you get a phone call from the Newton Police Department asking you to withdraw money, it’s a scam.

Newton police said at least two residents were called by someone spoofing the department’s main phone number, asking them to withdraw money and deposit it into a Bitcoin currency ATM.

Spoofing is when you display a phone number different from the actual number from which a call is placed. In this case, the person used the Newton Police Department’s phone number, leading victims to believe the calls were really from police.

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Original published: 2019-02-12 16:26:57 Read the full Boston News here


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