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RPD warns residents of phone scam


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The Roswell Police Department is warning area residents of a phone scam involving callers claiming to be law enforcement officers.

RPD has recently received reports of scam calls being made to Roswell residents from callers claiming to be RPD officers or other law enforcement officers, according to a press release issued by RPD.

The scam callers, according to the release, say the person receiving the call failed to show up for a court appearance and a warrant has been or may be issued.

“The caller will likely present some sort of requirement in which the person must pay a certain amount — calling it a bond fee or something else — to avoid being arrested,” the press release states. “This is a scam. Do not give personal information to such a caller and do not give or send money in any form.”

RPD warns the caller may represent himself using the real name of a local officer and may use software to alter the originating phone number, so it appears the call is coming from a local law enforcement agency.

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“However, law enforcement agencies do not make phone calls of these types,” the release states.