Thomasville police warn residents of telephone scam

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — The Thomasville Police Department is warning residents to beware of telephone solicitors asking for money on behalf of the police department.

If you receive such a call, the police department recommends not giving out any personal information and to file a police report so an investigation can be initiated.

A citizen reported receiving a telephone call from an unknown number where a female stated she was representing the Thomasville Police Department and was requesting donations. The female caller asks for credit card information to complete the transaction.

“If a fundraiser states they are representing the Thomasville Police Department, police ask you call them at 336-475-7755,” said Det. Brad Saintsing. “Try to provide as much information as possible, including the name of the person calling, the name and address of the organization, and any telephone numbers provided.”

The Thomasville Police Department is not asking for any type of donations. A link to the Federal Trade Commission website providing tips to recognize telemarketing scams is: