The Fort Myers Police Department has been made aware of a telephone scam using the department’s name and spoofing the main switchboard number.
A citizen recently called to report that his home received a telephone call asking for a $175 donation for the Fort Myers Police Department. The caller ID listed the FMPD non-emergency switchboard number.
The telephone number is a spoof and did not originate from the department. The citizen reported that the caller was rather aggressive with his demand and would not supply a name or any additional information in writing. The scammer hung up when pressed by the citizen for more information.
The Fort Myers Police Department is not soliciting donations over the telephone and if anyone receives a call requesting a donation please contact the department at (239) 321-7700.