Phone Scam

The Birmingham Police Department has received several calls from citizens advising that they were called by some claiming to be from the Birmingham Police Department or the ‘Alabama State Police’.  The caller told the victims that they were being investigated or had not paid their back taxes.  The caller identified the victim by first and last name.  The caller attempted to gain personal identification information from the victim and told them if they did not comply that the Birmingham Police Department would arrest them within the hour.  The Birmingham Police Department does not contact citizens in an attempt to gain any personal information and will not arrest them if they do not comply.  Citizens should be mindful to never give anyone any personal information if they are contacted by someone purporting to be law enforcement or a government agency and threatening to arrest them if they do not comply with their request.