NEW YORK STATE -- After receiving numerous calls from people across the country, the Albany police detectives division has put the warning out about a phone scam.
Police say a caller claiming to be the Albany Bureau of Investigation is calling people
and telling them there is a warrant out for their arrest and if they don't settle it by paying up, they'll be arrested.
Police say the caller usually requests $800 to $900. They say in several cases, the suspect used the internet to port the Albany Police Department's non-emergency phone number to make the calls.
Police are reminding people not to offer any personal or financial information to anyone that calls you and that if an offer seems too good to be true, it most likely is
If you believe someone is trying to defraud you, police ask that you give them a call.