By WECT Staff | March 15, 2021 at 5:22 AM EDT – Updated March 15 at 5:23 AM
SURF CITY, N.C. (WECT) – A scammer is targeting people in the area pretending to be Surf City Police officer, according to the police department.
“There has been a report of a phone scam in Surf City that involves a citizen getting a phone call from a Surf City Police officer asking the citizen to send money to take care of a warrant. The caller ID is the actual police department’s phone number, and the officer identifies herself as Officer Kelly Smith. This is a scam,” a Facebook post reads.
The department says it will never ask anyone to pay money over the phone to deal with a warrant.
“If you receive such a call DO NOT SEND MONEY. You can call the Surf City Police Department and inquire about any active warrants,” the post concludes.
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