Story By: Spencer Porden
The Buffalo Police Department is seeing in influx of several scams circulating through the community right now, which target local residents, especially senior citizens. Chief of Police, Jason Carder, joined us recently on our Community Speaks program on 1450 AM KBBS to warn residents of the scams.
Carder said that the most current scam he is seeing involves scammers asking for Google Play gift cards, which are non-refundable and non-traceable.
Chief Carder also said that the department is seeing scammers pretend to be IRS agents, threatening to call the police and arrest people if they are not paid immediately. Carder wants to remind residents that the I.R.S. will never call you and threaten to arrest you.
He added that if anyone receives any suspicious phone calls, emails, or letters in the mail, they can come down to the police station and an officer will sit down and help determine if they are a scam or authentic.
You can listen to the entire Community Speaks interview with Carder here: