Release date: 2019-07-29
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[Archived] Alexandria Police Department Warns of Phone Scam

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2019

The Alexandria Police Department is aware of a telephone scam targeting people who are asked to provide a charitable donation to the Police Department.

Individuals have reported receiving phone calls from someone falsely claiming to be from the Alexandria Police Department. In this scam, the caller asks for a charitable donation to the Police Department. The caller may also attempt to obtain personal information, credit card information, and/or bank account details. In some cases, the caller requests that funds be sent through digital transfers or payment apps.

The Alexandria Police Department does not make such calls and will never request donations over the phone. If you receive such a call, immediately hang up. Do not provide the caller with any information and do not answer any questions.

If you are a victim of this scam and have been defrauded of money, please report it to the Alexandria Police Department by calling 703.746.4444 or by contacting the law enforcement agency where you live.

For media inquiries, contact Lieutenant Courtney Ballantine at or 703.746.6612.

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