Police Department News

Police report a rise in scams

The Cape Elizabeth Police Department are alerting residents to an increase in fraud cases.  Over the past several weeks alone, the CEPD has received several fraud complaints  with Cape Elizabeth residents who have been scammed out of approximately $300,000.  

Many of these scams involved a pop-up window on a victim's computer claiming to be from Microsoft.  The victim is asked to call a number where the scammer informs them there is an issue with their computer and that they need to send money.

The CEPD urges extreme caution when a caller is extremely "pushy" or asks to be paid in gift cards and/or bitcoin/cryptocurrency -- as it is most likely a scam!

The CEPD recommends that residents become familiar with the Federal Trade Commission's guide to learning how identify  and avoid scams:  How To Spot, Avoid, and Report Tech Support Scams.

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General Information
Police Chief
Paul Fenton
Phone Numbers
Fax: 207-767-0681
Emergencies: Dial 911
325 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth,