Four tips given by the Visalia Police Department on how to avoid being scammed over the phone.

Scammers are on the prowl around the Central Valley and they’re fooling victims into giving personal information, in some cases swindling cash from unsuspecting people.

Several agencies and organizations have been made aware of residents receiving phone calls disguised as law enforcement, government agencies and even the Fresno Fashion Fair Apple Store.

Over the years, Visalia Police Department has seen waves of scams come and go. Scammers are always trying to find their next victim. 

These impostors are taking scamming to the next level by using the exact name and number of the business or agency as the caller ID. Scammers can use numbers associated with businesses or even personal cell phones.

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