The Lynchburg Police Department has received multiple calls from residents over the weekend reporting scammers impersonating a member of the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) and spoofing a number associated with the Department of Emergency Services.
The scammers may be aggressive and attempt to keep their victims on the phone until they get what they want – money. Members of the LPD will never call and demand or request money for missed court dates or anything else.
If residents receive a call similar to this, they should hang up the phone. Residents can report this scam to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-382-2457 or at www.FTC.gov. They can also call the LPD at (434) 455-6041.