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Police warn of phone scam involving station number

Crete Police Department; Crete, NE

The Crete Police Department has received a few scam reports in the past hour (Wednesday, July 29) using the Crete PD phone number. The caller is requesting personal identifying information such as social security info, bank accounting info and the like.

The victims received a second call spoofing the Crete PD number 402.826.4311 and asking for additional personal identifying information. This call is NOT from Crete PD.

  1. Do not provide personal identifying information to anyone over the phone.
  2. The Crete Police Department does not conduct investigations such as this by asking for personal information over the phone

As investigations proceed the department will provide more information.

For additional information related to scams, feel free to check out the July 20 Facebook post or direct link to this article regarding the IRS's "Dirty Dozen" list of scams.