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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Scam Alert

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Scam Alert

The Zephyrhills Police Department has noticed an increase in complaints from citizens who have received phone calls from individuals posing as the IRS, US Marshalls, Bail Bondsman, jail representatives, the office of the Inspector General and even callers claiming to be Officers from the Zephyrhills Police Department.
 
During these calls, they might say you’re under investigation, that there is a warrant for your arrest, your social security will be suspended, your computer will be locked, or they are claiming to have pictures or videos of you or loved ones.  

If you or someone you know has provided their personal information or sent money to someone, contact the Zephyrhills Police Department or your local law enforcement agency.  You can also report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission online at: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

Be Aware:

  • If you don’t know the number, don’t answer. Generally, if it’s important or legitimate, the caller will leave a message.
  • Avoid providing personal information such as your social security number, banking information, or date of birth over the phone or internet.
  • Know that government agencies or other reputable companies generally won’t contact you by phone.
  • Reputable businesses and government agencies will NEVER request that you solve a debt via gift cards (Walmart, Google Play, iTunes, bitcoin, etc.)

What You Can Do:

Prior to providing any person information or following their instructions, tell them you’re going to confirm with your local agency.   

Important Contacts:

Contact Us: (813)780-0050 Opt. 1




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