Brookfield Police Say Answering the Phone Could Prove to be Costly
The Brookfield Police Department has issued a warning to are residents, don't pick up the phone.
In an effort to thwart scammers, BPD is asking for the public to beware of your own phone. The scam alert was posted to the Brookfield Police Department Facebook page on Monday (1/2/23) and reads:
AVOID BEING SCAMMED!
If you are contacted by phone, email, or text message by someone claiming to be from your bank, your credit card company, your phone/internet provider, or your utility company, please don’t respond to them directly.
If they claim they are calling from, for example, your bank, look up the phone number for the bank and call the bank yourself.
If the caller claims to be from your credit card company, call the number on the back of your credit card.
Don’t click on any links in any emails or text messages, and that includes links that indicate you should click them in order to “opt-out” of any future messages.
One of the telltale signs of a scam is a false sense of urgency. The scammer doesn’t want you to think about what’s happening, they want you to worry about your electricity getting shut off, or your bank account being frozen, or something similar, so they try to convince you something bad will happen if you don’t act immediately.
DON'T CALL BACK ANY NUMBER LEFT ON YOUR VOICEMAIL, EMAIL OR TEXT!
Cool, the world isn't terrifying at all.We talked about this on the I-95 Morning Show Wednesday (1/4/23), listen below.
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