HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — The Homewood Police Department is warning residents of a possible spoofing scam after one victim came forward.
According to police, one resident received a call from someone pretending to be the Homewood Police Department. The name and number for HPD came up on the caller ID.
The victim told authorities that the man calling told the victim her credit card had been compromised and she must transfer money onto a pre-paid Visa card.
After the victim did, she took a picture of the card and sent it to a number. She was told an officer from HPD would come to her residence and give her a reimbursement check. One never did.
HPD says they will never solicit money over the phone for any reason.
If you receive a similar call, you are asked to report it to HPD at (205) 332-6200.