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Los Altos Police Department
Wednesday July 12th, 2017 :: 03:19 p.m. PDT
Advisory

Beware: Phone scammers impersonating Los Altos Police

The Los Altos Police Department has been made aware of a potential phone scam occurring over the past several days. 
 
Unknown suspects are calling residents, utilizing a presumed “spoofing device,” which masquerades as a legitimate call by indicating “Los Altos PD (650) 947-2770” on the recipients Caller ID display.  The callers identify themselves as police officers and suggest the recipient’s name is associated with an identity theft crime. 
 
While there have been no reports of anyone falling for this hoax and providing personal identifying information, nor has there been any reported financial loss, it is important to be aware of these calls. 

Please be advised:

  • Los Altos Police Department does not call residents to solicit money
  • Even if the caller gives you a recognizable name of one of our Officers, do not believe them if they are asking for personal or financial information
  • If you receive one of these calls, hang up
  • When in doubt about the legitimacy of a phone call from a police officer, you are encouraged to call the Police Department at (650) 947-2770 to verify identity
Thank you for your attention to this matter and please help spread the word to friends, family and neighbors. 

Address/Location
Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-947-2770

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