Dover police warn businesses of counterfeit money audit scam

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DOVER — Dover Police Department has issued a warning about a new phone scam targeting local businesses with false claims of conducting counterfeit money audits.

According to authorities, a report came in about an individual calling a business while posing as a member of the Dover Police Department.

The caller falsely informed the business that they were conducting a counterfeit money audit and claimed an officer would visit the establishment to verify that no counterfeit currency had been accepted.

The Dover Police Department has clarified that they do not perform counterfeit money audits and advise that such calls are fraudulent.

Officials urge businesses to remain vigilant and to hang up immediately if they receive any suspicious calls.

Business owners and residents are reminded to never give out personal information over the phone unless they are certain of the caller’s identity.

The Dover Police Department encourages anyone who encounters suspicious calls or activities to report them immediately by calling 603-742-4646.

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