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Scammer pretends to be Buffalo police officer

Posted at 9:39 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 09:39:45-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Police are warning you about a new phone scam. Police say someone is calling local numbers using a police district phone number, and pretending to be a Buffalo police officer. That person then tells you to buy gift cards to avoid being charged with a crime.

Police say if you get this call, you should hang up immediately and call 911 to report it.