Guilderland Police warning residents of phone scam

Credit: MGN Online

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Guilderland Police are warning residents of a phone scam.

According to police, scammers may pose as a legitimate business or government agency to trick victims into giving out money or personal information.

Police say a recent trend is scammers ask victims to purchase an iTunes gift card and provide them the 16 digit code on the back of the card. Scammers can use these codes to deplete money on the card.

Scammers may also ask to victims to purchase a prepaid debit card.

Anyone who suspects they may be a victim of a scam is urged to contact their local police department and not disclose any personal information.

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