Medina PD says scammers using police phone number to try to get money

Posted 29 March 2022 at 2:38 pm

Press Release, Medina Police Chief Chad Kenward

MEDINA – The Medina Police Department is currently investigating a phone scam where the Medina Police Department’s office phone number (585)798-5602 has been used as part of the scam.

The suspect(s) calls reporting there is a warrant for the person, and the only way to get rid of the warrant is to pay whatever monies they stipulate. The above phone number comes up on caller ID.

This isn’t how the Medina Police Department or any other law enforcement agency handles warrants. Please be mindful if you receive any calls like this, obtain as much information as you can without engaging in lengthy conversation with the caller.

Hang up, call 911, and/or the Medina Police Department (585)798-5603 or (585) 798-5602 to speak to an officer. Most importantly do not give the caller any monies and/or information so they can access your financial accounts.