Imposter Scam Education

Scam Alerts: What to Know and What to Do

Imposter scams come in many varieties and continue to make their way around the county including right here in Fridley. The basics: a scammer pretends to be someone you trust to convince you to send them money.

Some of the more popular types of imposter scams include:

  • IRS Imposter Scams
  • Grandkid Scams
  • Tech Support Scams
  • Online Dating Scams
  • These quick minute videos from the Federal Trade Commission can help you learn how to spot an imposter.

    What If You Are Contacted By A Scammer?

  • Don't give out personal or financial information.
  • Write down details (name and number of caller, caller ID display, time/date)
  • Hang up.
  • Report the call to Federal Trade Commission at 877-FTC-HELP; and to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484.
  • Tell EVERYONE! Warn family, friends and neighbors that these calls are scams!