BPD Scam Alert: BPD Issues Scam Alert To Local College Students Warning Them to be Aware of Phony Federal Agencies Demanding Payments Over the Phone

BPD Scam Alert: The Boston Police Department is issuing a scam alert and asking local college students to be aware of a scheme where scammers, pretending to be representatives of either the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) or IRS (Internal Revenue Service), are calling area college students to demand payment on several items including delinquent taxes, overdue parking tickets or student loans. Those targeted should know that neither agency (either the FBI or IRS) calls citizens to demand payment over the phone nor do they send digital pictures of credentials or badges. Should you receive such a call, recognize the scam, discontinue the call and notify your local police department to file a report.