Phone Scams Incidents

Phishing Phone Scam Alert- The DeLand Police Department responded to two incidents this past weekend involving phone scams (Phishing). During one incident, a subject represented himself to be a F.B.I. agent and made threats to arrest the victim and seize their property if they did not release personal information. In the second incident, the  caller stated to the victim he could receive free grant money , but needed to wire $300 in Google gift cards to pay for the processing fees. If you receive such a phone call, Hang Up. DO not release private personal information to strangers on the phone.