Schenectady Police warn of phone scam

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Schenectady Police are warning the public of a phone scam where callers are pretending to be from the District Attorney’s office.

Police said they claim that a loved one is in police custody and demand payment for release.

In a recent case, police said the payment was requested in the form of a gift card.

The District Attorney’s office and law enforcement agencies would not make a request for money over the phone and never in the form of a gift card, police said.

Anyone with any questions or information can call Schenectady Police at 518-630-0911.

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