Delaware State Police have issued a statewide Scam Alert Advisory warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who make phone calls requesting donations to benefit police, EMS, etc.
There have been complaints made recently concerning a request for donations to benefit police officers with no formal organization identified, police said.
Troopers advise people of the following steps to avoid becoming a victim of a phone scam:
- Attempt to get the caller’s phone number and address.
- Check all the facts. If you get a call and are concerned that it may be a scammer, ask, the caller where they are calling from and call the agency.
- Google or internet search the company and check for a valid website.
- If you believe it is a scam do not cooperate with the caller. The best thing to do is to hang up the phone.
These scams are difficult to investigate. They will target persons of all age groups. Delaware State Police are asking citizens to remember these tips to avoid becoming a victim of one of these phone scams.