WEATHERLY, Pa. -- The Weatherly Police Department has received multiple reports of a phone scam involving a call from a blocked or altered number.
The caller states a loved one is in need of medical attention or possibly being jailed, and needs funds to be paid immediately.
The victim is then instructed to buy gift cards, or wiring the money via Western Union or Wells Fargo.
They then ask for the numbers on the gift cards for payment, or the money be wired to an unknown location.
If you receive a phone call like this, ask for a call back number, name of the agency, and do not send any forms of payment, then call 911 to report the call to the police.
Any of these forms of payment are not recognized or accepted by a government agency or medical facility.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Weatherly Police at (570) 427-4241.