24 January 2023- Within the past week, the Chambersburg Police Department has responded to two local businesses regarding scam phone calls purporting to be from the Chambersburg Police Department “Counterfeit or Fraud Division”. In both recent cases, the employees realized the call was a scam and ended the call. In past cases, businesses have been asked to pay a “fine” for allegedly accepting counterfeit currency or some other fictious violation.

Citizens are reminded to be alert for scam phone calls, and that they can always confirm that they are speaking with a real police officer by contacting the Franklin County dispatch center non-emergency number at (717) 263-1611.