MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Police issued a warning Tuesday about scam phone calls with fraudsters posing as troopers to the public.
According to reports, scammers inform call recipients that their identity has been compromised, using the main line number for the Westminster Barracks on Caller ID to seem legitimate.
However, the Vermont State Police clarified that these calls are not originating from their offices.
The public is urged to hang up immediately and not return the call using the number provided if they receive such a call.
Instead, they are advised to contact their local VSP barracks directly to verify the call’s authenticity.
A comprehensive list of VSP stations and their contact information is accessible through the state police’s official website.
The VSP also reminds residents to protect themselves by refusing to share personal information or make any payments, including buying gift cards or money orders, based on requests from unknown or suspicious callers.
To further combat this fraudulent activity, the public can report any suspicious calls to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office.