State court officials alerted a fraud threatening to add people to the Pennsylvania sex offender register.
According to the State Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts, the scam presented a call that “Parodies” or impersonate the AOPC’s phone number.
“During the parody call, those affected are informed of alleged unpaid fines and outstanding charges.” a statement the AOPC stated. “If the charges are not paid, the caller threatens to add the person to the Pennsylvania sex offender registry.”
State officials say the AOPC “for whatever reason will never make calls or ask for payments by credit card, gift card, or any other electronic transfer means.
“Should you receive a call from a number or person who claims to be involved in or called from the AOPC to ask for money or pay fines, fees, or legal fees, please do not provide any sensitive information or payment methods at. ”
They encourage anyone who receives the call to immediately hang up and report the call to the police and the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Office at (800) 441-2555 or email email@example.com.
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