Police Warn Against Phone Fraud

August 2, 2011 Updated Aug 2, 2011 at 1:35 PM EDT

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Police Warn Against Phone Fraud

August 2, 2011 Updated Aug 2, 2011 at 1:35 PM EDT

TOWN OF TONWANDA, NY ( release) The Town of Tonawanda Police Department would like to make residents of the town and surrounding communities aware of recent crimes involving fraud.

Victims of these crimes have been contacted by telephone and asked to send money to someone under false pretenses.

The exact dialogue varies from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer or even a bank representative.

Residents should be suspicious of anyone asking them to send money or give account information over the phone and notify their local police department.