Phone Scammers Posing As Alexandria Police Are Asking For Donations

July 31, 2019

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The Alexandria police department is warning Northern Virginia residents of a telephone scam asking for donations to the local department. 

Several people called police to report incidents in which callers ask for a charitable donation. The callers have also attempted to collect personal information, credit card numbers and bank account details, police said. 

In some reported cases, callers request that money be sent through digital payments or apps. 

“The Alexandria Police Department does not make such calls and will never request donations over the phone,” the department said in a news release. “If you receive such a call, immediately hang up.”

Police urge recipients of such scam calls not to provide callers with any personal information. 

Anyone who has received a similar call should report it to the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-4444 or to a local law enforcement agency.

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