Sept. 28, 2021
Scam Alert: Fraudulent Phone Calls Posing as City of Pensacola and Pensacola Police Department
The City of Pensacola and Pensacola Police Department have received reports from the public of fraudulent phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the city or PPD. Some of the reported phone calls included rude and profane language. These calls are not legitimate and are not coming from the City of Pensacola or PPD.
Some of the scammers are using software that make the caller ID look like the call is from a legitimate source such as the city or PPD.
The reported phone calls occurred Monday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Sept. 28 from the following numbers:The City of Pensacola and Pensacola Police Department remind the public to follow these tips with unfamiliar or suspicious calls:
To learn more about how to recognize phone scams, click here.
- Hang up immediately if someone claiming to represent the city or PPD demands payment over the phone or uses profane language.
- Don’t give the caller your name or any other identifying information.
- If the caller tells you they may have dialed a wrong number and asks what your number is, don’t give it to them. Instead ask what number he intended to dial.
- When you answer your telephone, if no one responds to your greeting, hang up immediately.
- When in doubt, ask the person for their name and a number where you can return the call. Citizens can also contact law enforcement when in doubt.