Phone Scams on the Upswing in Dennis

police car02DENNIS – Residents in Dennis could soon get a call from town officials warning them of a significant increase in phone scams in town, according to Dennis Police.

The Code Red telephone notification system is expected to be utilized in the near future, warning residents to be wary of anyone requesting money for a loved one, representing some government official or saying the victim has won a lottery.

Police say using common sense and a caller ID system can go a long way toward not falling victim to these types of crime.