Birmingham Police: Be Wary of Strange Callers Demanding Money — It's Fraud
Several Birmingham residents have recently reported receiving phone calls from a man with a thick accent who claims to be a New York detective.
Birmingham Police are warning residents to stay vigilant regarding a wave of phone fraud incidents in Birmingham.
According to Birmingham police, several residents have reported receiving calls from someone who claims to be a New York Police Department detective, who tells residents they are suspects or witnesses in a civil fraud case.
In some cases, the caller has demanded the money be sent to an out-of-state location and threatens that the resident's credit will be ruined. Residents have reported the caller's voice as being male with a heavy accent in some cases.
Anyone who receives these calls should know they're fraudulent, police say. All calls should be reported to Det. Lt. Carol Millgard at 248-530-1866. At this time, there are no reports of anyone sending money because of these calls.