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Scam Alert from the Cambridge Department

The Cambridge Police Department would like to alert the community of a phone scam that involves someone calling the public impersonating Cambridge Police, even using the real names of our officers. The caller claims you or a family member has an active warrant, and you can pay a fee to avoid being arrested. As a reminder, a police department or law enforcement agency will never call a resident and ask for their personal or financial information over the phone.


The Cambridge Police Department encourages you to follow these tips:

  • Never give out personal information over the phone, online or in-person unless you are positive you are speaking to the company or entity you are expecting, or if you initiated the contact.
  • If you have doubts about a phone call or communication you received, contact the company or organization who “allegedly” contacted you. 
  • Read the Cambridge Police Department’s Crime Prevention and Safety Tips here

Anyone with any information related to this incident is strongly encouraged to call Cambridge Police at 617-349-3300. Those who wish to provide information anonymously may dial the Cambridge Police Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 617-349-3370 and leave a message. Anonymous tips may also be sent via the Cambridge Police MyPD mobile app or via text message to 847411. Begin your text with TIP650 and then type your message. To send tips via email, visit www.CambridgePolice.org/tips.

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