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DPD Warns of Scam Phone Callers Posing as Officers

The Duluth Police Department says they have received reports of scam phone callers posing as current police officers. The Duluth Police Department says they have received reports of scam phone callers posing as current police officers. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: November 07, 2018 03:40 PM

The Duluth Police Department says they have received reports of scam phone callers posing as current police officers. 

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The Department posted on Facebook Wednesday saying the scammers call people about outstanding warrants for not showing up for jury duty. 

The victim is then told to come to the police department to sign an affidavit. Authorities say the scammers are looking for people who cannot show up immediately to the police department. The scammers then ask the victim to pay a fine over the phone. 

Police say the calls are very convincing because the scammers have set up a caller ID number that is similar to the Duluth Police Departments, and even include the names of current officers. 

The Police Department wants to remind the public that they will never call someone and demand money. If you receive a call similar to this, you are encouraged to immediately hang up and report it to 911. 

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