The Tampa Police Department has received multiple calls from concerned citizens in reference to a telephone scam.
Scammers have been targeting residents within the city of Tampa identifying themselves as TPD personnel. The Scammers make threats to arrest residents if they do not transfer a significant amount of money.
Be on the look out for scammers calling from the non-emergency phone number 813-231-6130 or our District 1 office at 813-354-6600. REMEMBER, Tampa PD personnel will never contact you requesting you to transfer funds, gift cards, or cash.
If you’re a victim of a scam, file a report by calling our non-emergency line at 813-231-6130 or report online at tampa.gov/police/onlinereporting.
Officer Stefon Filer
Public Information Office
Tampa Police Department