Halton police are warning residents of fraudulent calls being made in the area which appear to be coming from Halton’s non-emergency telephone line (905-825-4777).
Referred to as spoofing, callers on Canadian phone lines can make a call appear to be from any number.
In a past example of this spoof, the caller claimed to be police and advised the victim that a relative had been arrested.
They then asked for funds to be paid so the relative could be released from custody.
Halton police would like to remind residents that under no circumstances will you be legitimately contact by police with a number that shows up on your caller id.
They will also never ask for someone to deposit funds for the release of anyone.