SCAM ALERT: Bitcoin and Gift card Scams
This happened back in April, but this scam might be making the rounds again. Please take a few minutes to read the full story:
Some victims have lost tens of thousands of dollars. A few highlights from the attached release:
• Scammers will speak with a sense of urgency and work hard to keep you on the phone, discouraging you from contacting police or anyone else.
• Scammers may sound legitimate, and they may even know some personal details about you to sound more believable.
• If you have questions about the call, hang up. Then, call a family member or trusted friend to get a second opinion. You can also call Hoover PD Dispatch non-emergency at 205-822-5300.
Officer Brian Hale, Public Information Officer