New Phone Scam Hitting The Capital Region
Heads-up! There is another phone scam that is making its way around the Capital Region. This time it has to do with people posing as law enforcement. According to CBS 6 Albany, there have been several reports that residents are receiving calls from people identifying themselves as a member of the Albany County Sheriff's office. The caller says they are a member of the Albany County Sheriff's office and instruct the resident that they are part of an urgent civil matter and they owe a certain amount of money to resolve it.
Albany County Sheriff, Craig Apple, wanted to remind residents that their office will never call over the phone to collect a debt or negotiate one. He urges everyone to hang up right away and not give any personal information.
If you have received a similar phone call, the Albany County Sheriff's office wants to hear from you. Contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at 518-765-2351.