Washington Township, PA – A Brockway man was scammed out of $4,500 in a fake call from someone pretending to be from the Pennsylvania State Police.
The unnamed 56-year-old man said that he received a phone call from someone claiming to be Sgt. Jackson from the PA State Police on Oct. 9.
The scam artist told the victim that he would come to arrest him for not responding to arrest warrants unless he paid $45,000.
The victim said he did not have $45,000.
The individual claiming to be a state trooper then told the man that he would accept $4,500 for bail.
The victim ultimately provided the scam artist with $4,500 via PayPal credit cards.
Police warn that this has potential for being a recurring scam, and they are concerned that other people might fall victim to it. The Pennsylvania State Police does not contact people personally to request money for any type of payments. If you receive a similar call, do not respond and simply hang up.
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