Phone Scammers Using Law Enforcement to Gain Money (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Tuesday, December 01, 2015, 15:40 (742 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department wants to warn citizens of a person or persons soliciting money from homeowners by phone claiming to be collecting money on behalf of the Abilene Police Department for fallen officers. Citizens receiving such a phone call should not give any information to the caller and immediately hang up. Citizens should report any such phone calls to the Department via the non-emergency number, (325) 673-8331.

A citizen called police on Monday, November 30, regarding this phone scam. The citizen realized it was a scam, did not give the caller any information and reported it to the Abilene Police Department.

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