Police have received several reports of a person impersonating real police officers or supervisors from the Bryan Police Department, using real names and phone numbers from the department.
The impersonators say the victim has a warrant, and threatens arrest if they do not offer payment. Bryan police remind the public they will never call and demand payment on a warrant.
Police say scammers typically have a sense of urgency, telling the victim to “pay now, or else”. They also tend to threaten or coerce the victim to comply, and get rude when they are questioned. Many times, they also demand payment with pre-paid credit cards or gift cards.
Victims are asked to hang up on the scammer, call the actual police department, and report the information given by the scammer. Anyone concerned they may have a warrant is encouraged to call police at 979-209-5300 and verify.