Fairfield Police warn residents of scam

Fairfield police are warning of a scam in which a caller claims to be from the department.

Several people called police over the last week reporting that they received a call from a man identifying himself as a Fairfield Police lieutenant. In all cases the suspect convinced the victim that they missed jury duty and must pay a fine to rectify the issue or face arrest.

Victims are told to stay on the phone with the suspect and not to contact or speak with anyone else regarding the “warrant.” The suspect then tells the victims to get “Money Pak” money cards and provide him with the numbers prior to turning themselves in at the Fairfield Police Department. The suspect is then provided with the numbers on the cards, giving him immediate access to the funds.

Anyone with information regarding the scam or the suspect(s) involved is asked to call Fairfield Police at 203-254-4808, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637); include “FPD” in the text message.

Fairfield Police offered tips on how to avoid being scammed:

  • Be alert to the fact that scams exist everywhere.
  • In cases such as this, hang-up and call police at 203-254-4808.
  • Ask callers for their full name or identification.
  • If a caller is asking you to take out funds and forward them in any way, it is a phone scam.
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