We Won’t Ask for Money to Clear a Charge
The Chapel Hill Police Department has received calls claiming scammers are posing as the Chapel Hill Police Department and other agencies requesting money to clear criminal charges from their record. These calls should be considered fraudulent and should be reported to us immediately.
When the Chapel Hill Police Department contacts individuals, we do not ask for money, gift cards, or personal information if we contact you. We may call you about follow-up information in a case in which you’re involved, and you should be aware of that case ahead of time.
Don’t be afraid to ask for identifying information (a name, position in the organization, call-back number, etc.). Trust your gut; if something doesn’t feel right, you may ask to call the person right back. Give us a call at 919-968-2760 (even if your caller ID is already showing that number).
If you receive one of these calls, take note of identifying details such as accent, what agency they claim to be calling from, and the type of information or payment they’re attempting to get from you, and report that information to us at 919-968-2760.