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Every year, the Glendora Police Department receives numerous reports of scammers taking advantage of residents through various scams.  Glendora victims have lost tens of thousands of dollars due to these types of scams.  It is important for you and your family members, especially your elderly family members, to be aware of the different types of scams they may come across.   

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE GLENDORA POLICE DEPARTMENT BEFORE GIVING GIFT CARD INFORMATION

  • 626-914-8250

IMPORTANT LINKS & INFORMATION

The one thing fraud phone scams have in common is the demand for you to wire them money or pay them with a PREPAID CREDIT CARD OR GIFT CARD. This is a sure way to tell it is fraud. It’s one thing to provide information to a business you know and trust. Its entirely different to give out your information to someone calling you, even if they claim to be from an organization you do business with. If you believe the call is real, hang up and call the business yourself at a known phone number rather than one provided by the caller. If they tell you to lie or not talk to anyone it’s probably fraud.

They like to ask for gift cards or prepaid credit cards because there is no way to research or recover your money. 

Government agencies don’t ask for payment using gift cards.

COMMON SCAMS