City of Manassas Park Police Department Warn of Scam Spoofing the Police Department Non-Emergency Telephone Numbers
Manassas Park, VA – The City of Manassas Park Police are informing the public about a consumer scam where aggressive telephone calls are being made by scammers posing as members of the Manassas Park Police Department (MPPD).
Several concerned residents received these calls today and reported the scam to MPPD dispatchers as being asked for “donations” or billed for violations.
Current technology allows the scammer to “spoof” or alter the Caller ID to make it appear that the call is coming from the Manassas Park Police Department’s Non-Emergency Number which is 703-361-1136.
Neither the Manassas Park Police Department nor any other City agency will call you to demand payment and/or threaten arrest for any matter.
If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the MPPD or any other law enforcement or government agency demanding any type of payment by threat or coercion, immediately HANG UP. Under no circumstances should you engage them in conversation or provide any personal information.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a website for reporting these incidents and is listed below.
As always, if you’re ever in doubt please contact the Manassas Park Police Department or your local law enforcement agency.