Scammers have spoofed the Boise Police Department's number!

Posted at 11:20 AM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 13:20:23-04

BOISE, Idaho — Boise Police are warning the public about a scam!

Officials say the scammers have obtained the Boise Police Department's phone number (208-570-6000) and are making fraudulent calls in an attempt to scam people. The callers are using scam attempts that are well known to law enforcement (grandchild in jail, warrant for your arrest), but Boise Police say officers will never call and threaten arrest.

Officers will also never demand payment for warrants, or gift cards as payment. If you get a call like this, hang up immediately.