From the Greene County Sheriff's Office:
***FRAUD ALERT*** Greene County Sheriff’s Office recently handled a case in which a scam was attempted regarding a subject impersonating a member of GCSO.
The call came from a 518 area code, a police scanner could be heard in the background, and the male caller was very convincing.
He had instructed the would-be victim to go to Price Chopper and get $1000 in eBay gift cards, read him the numbers, and then report to 80 Bridge St. Catskill (former GCSO Jail/ Front office)
Thankfully a Deputy intervened before any information was given to the subject and any monies were lost.
Please do not give any personal information out over the phone unless you are 100% sure who you are talking to and be very mindful about scams involving gift cards.