Amarillo Police Warning of Phone Scam

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The Amarillo Police Department is warning of another phone scam call. This time, this scammer is claiming to be with APD.

Officials said they have received reports of someone using the name Detective McCoy, and calls a few days before pay day with an intimidating voice. Police also said they had a report of one of the same calls during the holiday season.

APD said they do not have any officers by that name and said:

“The Amarillo Police department wants citizens to know that our officers should not be calling and threatening people over the phone.  Sometimes, you will get calls from detectives, but they will ask if you are willing to talk, and citizens ALWAYS have the right to hang up the phone when ANYONE calls.  If we, police, need to talk to you, and you don’t answer the phone, sometimes we will send a letter but most of the time, we will come to your house in person.  We also want you to know that you can always ask for identification from a police officer.”

If you have any questions or concerns about if someone or something is a scam, call the APD Crime Prevention Unit at 378-4257.

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