November 12, 2021
Sammamish Police Department wants the community to be aware of a scam that is currently active in our community. A resident recently lost a significant amount of money to a scammer using the real name of an SPD officer. Sometimes scams such as these will include spoofing a legitimate police agency phone number and using a real name in an attempt to gain the trust of the victim.
- Sammamish Police Department does not call individuals and demand or request money from community members under any circumstances
- Sammamish Police Department or any other legitimate law enforcement agency does not call community members seeking payment for outstanding traffic citations or warrants – this includes claims of unpaid federal or state taxes
- Individuals claiming to collect debts may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to forward money
Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to A scam