Valdosta Police: Watch out for phone scams - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Valdosta Police: Watch out for phone scams

Posted: Updated:
Lt. Aaron Kirk Lt. Aaron Kirk
Valdosta Police car Valdosta Police car
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:19:59 GMT
    James Smith, studentJames Smith, student
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
  • Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:14:47 GMT
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
  • Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:11:03 GMT
    Scott Vandermolen, Florida residentScott Vandermolen, Florida resident
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta police are reminding residents to always be on the look out for phone scams.

Lt. Aaron Kirk with the Valdosta Police Department said the usual rules still apply when talking to someone on the telephone.

Don't ever give out personal information such as bank account numbers or social security numbers. But Kirk also says to be wary of callers who are aggressive.

"A lot of times, [scammers] become aggressive, you know? If you act like you don't want to give them anything they start getting impatient with you and try to pressure you into it," Kirk said.

Kirk also pointed out that phone scams can happen on both land lines and cell phones and there's no way to prevent a scammer from calling you.

If you do feel that you are talking to a potential scammer, try to obtain as much information from them as possible.

"Ask them information about who they are or where they're at," said Kirk. "What's their phone number, how do I get back in touch with them."

To report a phone scam, call the Valdosta Police Department at 229-242-2606.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.