Bogus AT&T rep tried to scam Allegheny Township resident
The Allegheny Township Police Department is warning residents of unsolicited phone calls from companies who falsely claim they are eligible for a phone service upgrade.
Police report that recently someone claiming to be a representative of AT&T called a township resident and tried to scam them into releasing credit card information.
The bogus caller can use accurate names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. They pitch a phone service upgrade and ask for an installation fee to be paid via credit card.
Residents should call Allegheny Township police at 724-845-9410 to report suspicious calls or their phone service provider.
Township police warn residents to never give out credit card numbers to anyone claiming to be a vendor over the phone without verifying their authenticity.
Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary Ann at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.