Owensboro Police searching for phone scammer

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT)- The Owensboro Police Department is looking for a phone scammer that’s posing as a member of the Owensboro Police Department.

Residents notified the Department after receiving a phone call saying they had a warrant or civil paperwork against them and that they had to call the phone number to provide payment.

In a statement released to the Department’s Facebook page, Owensboro Police say that the phone calls are a scam and urge the public NOT to call the phone number. If victims did call the number and gave personal information, police urge them to call the Police Department directly at 270-687-8888 and file a report.

If you received a call but did not respond, police say there is no need to call. Owensboro Police also stated that they would “never contact you over the phone to request payment.”

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(This story was originally published on January 5, 2020)

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