(Buffalo, Wyo.) — Scammers are calling local residents impersonating Buffalo police officers and demanding payment. "Iff you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a Buffalo Police Officer and asking for payment HANG UP IMMEDIATELY and call 911 to report it," BPD said on its Facebook page
The Buffalo Police Department has received several recent reports of
subjects impersonating officers via telephone with the intention of
"Please remember that we will NEVER demand payment to avoid arrest. Not
only are we not capable of taking payment via telephone, we do not collect
on debts," BPD says.
When asked on its page about using 911 to report a phone scam, BPD
"Because many scammers will spoof their phone number to replicate our
non-emergency line, we are concerned that victims may not (know) that
number as trust-worthy in the immediate aftermath of the scam phone call."