Shreveport Police Warn of Another Phone Scam
Shreveport Police would like to make the public aware that they have received word of multiple phone scams in our area. They want the public to understand the capabilities of scammers. Todays scammer can clone phone numbers and make it appear as if the call is coming from different locations, such as police departments, schools, hospitals, etc.
The scammer may say you have a warrant for your arrest, owe taxes, or are otherwise in violation of a law and then demand a payment. They will often request this payment in gift cards or other unusual forms of payment, and threaten to arrest you if you don’t pay. A police officer or agent will never demand payment over the phone or online.
No member of the Shreveport Police Department will ever send emails, texts, or make phone calls soliciting moneys or gift cards. Please do not respond to the emails and DO NOT give them any personal information.
If you feel you have been the target of a phone scam, contact the Shreveport Police Department at 318 673-7300