UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Several residents have called River Falls Police today after receiving calls asking for money, which appear to be coming from the RFPD non-emergency line.
These calls which appear on caller ID’s as (715)425-0909 are the result of caller ID fraud, or “spoofing,” and are not coming from RFPD’s 911 communications center.
The fraudsters, while claiming to be from the city, are using several different ruses attempting to scam the victims of money. Suspects are using ploys ranging from simply asking for money to telling the subjects they are under investigation or have outstanding fines.
If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, please hang up and call the River Falls Police at (715)425-0909.
Students are reminded that police, government agencies, etc. will NEVER call you and demand money. Please consider the following tips: