FREMONT – The Fremont Police department is finding itself inundated with callers reporting a new scam today.
Citizens are receiving phone calls or voicemails with a message stating they have “Pending criminal charges” and that they must call a given phone number to avoid arrest.
The Fremont Police department will never contact you about criminal or civil charges against you in this manner. The messages are currently under investigation, and the police believe this is yet another scam. “We strongly encourage people to hang up on these calls or to ignore the voicemails,” said Lt. Kurt Bottorff. “To all appearances, this is another scam.”
The police department asks that citizens do not call to report this activity going forward, unless you have been a victim of the scam and sent money in response to this call.