Scam alert from Lower Burrell Police Department

Lower Burrell, Pa. – The Lower Burrell Police have recently received a few complaints regarding scams that involve the victim being asked to purchase gift cards of various types/ companies and send the gift card number/ information to the scammers for payment upfront for services and/ or money to be delivered to the victim at a later date.

Any time you’re asked to purchase gift cards and provide/ send the gift card information to the person you’re communicating with for payment of any sort, it is with great certainty it’s a scam. If you are contacted via telephone, social media, and/ or computer-generated pop-up windows when you are on the internet,

DO NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION TO THESE PEOPLE. If you have a question as to whether the person is legitimate, contact your local Police Department to receive further instruction on how to proceed.