New Phone Scam Involves Guilderland Police

Guilderland Police are out with a warning about a phone scam.

They say a resident got a call from an "Officer Alan" saying there was a warrant out for his arrest. 

Police say the Caller ID displayed "Guilderland Police" and the department's real phone number.

The man was told he could call a phone number with an 844 area code, before turning himself in.

If the resident did so, he could avoid an arrest by sending money. 

Cops say obviously, at no time would an officer advise someone to contact a third party, or request an exchange of money. 

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