York Area Regional Police warn of phone scam

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York Area Regional Police are warning residents of a phone scam.

People are receiving phone calls from 717-759-3044, a Glen Rock number, which shows “Walmart” on the caller ID, police said.

The caller has a heavy accent and will ask for the person by name, and tell them that Walmart is offering an extended warranty on their vehicle, according to the news release.

The caller will know the person’s vehicle make, model and year, making it seem legitimate, police said. The caller then tries to get a wire transfer to pay for the warranty.

Police ask that residents do not send anyone money that they don’t know, because it is most likely a scan. Anyone who wishes to report such scams can call their local police department.

About Rebecca Hanlon

Rebecca Hanlon is the health reporter with a religion sub beat at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow her on Twitter @mrsbeccahanlon or on Facebook at facebook.com/byrebeccahanlon.
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3 Responses to York Area Regional Police warn of phone scam

  1. Louie says:

    I found several phone numbers at Callercenter.com reported for the same scam. 7863697342
    404-902-5826
    510-201-5690
    224-649-5615

    are only a few of them. What’s interesting is that the phone numbers are located in different states. Is the scam widely spread all over US?

    • Ed L says:

      It may not be from different areas of the country. It could be one person with several numbers. They request an area code from where they might have lived before. I live in Florida and still have 717 area code on my cell phone because that’s the number that everyone has that number. It’s on the cards I pass out.

  2. Randy F says:

    Getting phone numbers anywhere in the US is simple when using a VOIP business account. The legitamate use is for call centers with an 800 number. All rep phones can list the same 800 number, or with an edit, any number and caller ID you want to spoof any other number. Abuse of this is called caller ID spoofing. Unfortunately anyone with a VOIP PBX can change caller ID numbers at will.

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