Phone scammers impersonating retired Pelham police officers, authorities warn

Crime

PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Pelham Police Department notified the public earlier Thursday about a scam being conducted with their non-emergency dispatch number.

The scammers are spoofing PPD’s non-emergency phone number, which will appear when they call unsuspecting victims. The callers then falsely identify themselves as “Sgt. Eddie Carter” or “Capt. Mike Roberts,” the names of two retired Pelham police officers.

The scammers have attempted to trick people into providing private information, which they are using to steal money from them.

Pelham police want people to know that no legitimate law enforcement agency conducts business in the manner that the scammers are portraying. If you receive such a call, hang up immediately.

Please direct questions or concerns to the Pelham Police Department at 205-620-6550.

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