The Holden Beach Police Department has received reports that scammers are spoofing our phone number in an attempt to collect money. The Holden Beach Police Department does not call and ask for money. We will never threaten arrest or prosecution nor will we demand money in lieu of arrest or prosection.
If you receive a phone call from someone representing themselves as a government agency or official, hang and call the phone number on that government agency’s website to confirm their authenticity.
Never give out nor confirm your personal information, such as account numbers, social security numbers, passwords or other identifying information in response to these unexpected calls.
If you are being pressured to act quickly “or else”, this is a sure sign of a scam.
For more information on phone scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at consumer.ftc.gov.