Phone Scam – PA State Police Alert

The PA State Police and several municipal police departments have seen an increase in the number of reported scams involving individuals fictitiously representing themselves as members of Federal agencies.  Residents are reminded that no branch of the Federal Government would lawfully contact you and request sensitive information over the phone, including your date of birth, full address or social security number. Under no circumstances would a lawful member of the Federal Government order you to pay a fine or back tax via a reusable gift card or electronic transaction.

If you receive a phone call or other form of communication of this nature, please note the date, time, the means of communication that was used and immediately contact the PA State Police at (610) 486-6280.

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