LOWELL — The Lowell Police Department is issuing a warning about an ongoing phone scam wherein residents are being falsely told they have warrants out for their arrest due to missing jury duty.
According to the police, scammers are impersonating Lowell officers during phone calls, asserting that the victim must surrender themselves to avoid a SWAT team being dispatched to their residence.
The department clarified that it does not notify individuals of arrest warrants over the phone and urges anyone receiving such calls to hang up immediately.
Residents are advised to report these fraudulent calls to the Lowell Police Department via the non-emergency line at 978-937-3200.
For any situation that requires immediate police response, the public should dial 9-1-1.
The department is actively investigating the scam and is seeking to prevent further victimization of the community.