Fishkill police warn public of recent phone scam

Fishkill Police issue scam alert

FISHKILL – The Town of Fishkill Police are alerting the public of several imposter phone call scams involving individuals claiming to be Town of Fishkill police officers and/or Detectives.

During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for a warrant or other offenses. They then tell victims they can avoid arrest by purchasing a prepaid debit card such as a gift card and read or send a photo of the card number over the phone to satisfy the fine.
Scammers use many tactics to sound and appear credible. They sometimes provide information like badge numbers, names of actual law enforcement officials and federal judges, and courthouse addresses. They may also spoof their phone numbers to appear on caller IDs as if they are calling from a government agency or the court.
The Town of Fishkill Police, as well as other law enforcement agencies and their respective police benevolent associations, will never solicit funds over the phone.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the department directly (845) 831-1110.