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SJPD warns of phone scam

The scam involves an unknown subject from outside St. Joseph calling citizens and identifying themselves as a police officer.

Posted: Jun 27, 2020 2:40 PM
Updated: Jun 27, 2020 2:43 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Police Department has identified a phone scam in which an unknown subject from outside the city is calling citizens and identifying themselves as a police officer.

The subject is using the names of real police officers.

Then, the subject will state that the person they have called has a warrant and can handle it through a monetary arrangement.

SJPD says this is a scam and to contact the police department if you receive a call of this nature and reminds citizens to not render a payment over the phone.

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