Phone Spoofing and Scams

The Swanton Village Police (SPD) warn community members of a scam where callers spoof the main Police phone line, pretend to be law enforcement officers, ask for money for warrants, and threaten arrest if money is not received.

Please understand, the SPD will NEVER call demanding money. SPD officers do not process bonds or accept money to avoid arrest.

Here here are some tips on how to deal with scammers:

  • If you are ever in doubt, just hang up.
  • Don’t answer the phone if you don’t recognize the number
  • Don’t send money or buy gifts for unknown people or organizations

If you have questions or need to report a scam, please call SPD at 419.826.4696.