Citizens Beware

Scottsboro AL- The Scottsboro Police Department would like to warn people that telemarketers are using “SPOOF” phone numbers when calling people. That is, companies are able to make their phone number appear on your caller ID as a local phone number. There are no laws preventing companies from using this tactic. The Scottsboro Police Department is advising people to be cautious when talking to unknown people and never give out personal information.