Virginia Beach Police detective offers tips on avoiding current scams


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A detective with the Economic Crimes Unit within the Virginia Beach Police Department says there is a wide variety of scams happening right now. He’s offering tips to help the public avoid being scammed.

It may seem surprising, but one involves what callers want you to believe is the police department.

“’You owe the Virginia Beach Police money. You have a warrant for your arrest. Go get a gift card and we’ll take care of it,’” described Detective John Scamordella. “The United States government will absolutely, 100%, not take gift cards as payment.”

Recently, some people are reporting getting texts from…

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