SCAM ALERT - PA COURTS
Administrative Office of Pa. Courts warns of reported phone scam,
The scam involves calls that “spoof” or mimic the AOPC’s telephone number, the AOPC is warning. During the spoof call, those being targeted are told of alleged unpaid court fines and outstanding fees. Should the fees not be paid, the caller threatens to place the individual on the Pennsylvania sex offender registry.
Anyone receiving calls of this nature is encouraged to hang up immediately and contact state and/or local police as well as the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection at (800) 441-2555 or http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF ALL PHONE CALLS ASKING FOR MONEY OR GIFT CARDS!