MAINE SCAM ALERT: Scammers Pretending to Be Maine Police Officer Asking For Money, Info
If I had a dollar for every time I had report on another scam being committed by the losers of society, I wouldn't have to be writing this article right now. But, alas, here we are.
It's not uncommon to hear of phone scams not just here in Maine, but everywhere. But, this one, at least for now, seems to be targeting Maine.
This isn't a power company scam, an internet provider or even TV scam. This isn't the scam where someone calls pretending to be a friend of your daughter saying she needs bail money.
No, this scam involves people calling Maine residents and claiming to be police officers from the Pine Tree State. In this particular scam, they are calling and pretending to be specific officers, making it sound even more realistic, according to WGME 13.
At this time, it appears the scam seems to be localized to the Cumberland, Maine Police Department, the news station reported. However, there is speculation that as the public becomes aware of the apparent scam, the scammers will move on to other local Maine departments.
According to WGME 13, Cumberland police say they would never call Maine residents to solicit for money and if any residents do get a call like this to immediately hang up and notify the local police department.
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