New Bedford police warn of scam phone calls asking for money

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — The New Bedford Police Department announced a scam has been impacting residents of the city.

According to police, multiple people have called the department reporting that a New Bedford police officer informed them that they have warrants out for their arrest.

Officials said the spam-caller then asks for money to pay for a fine. The fine does not exist and police said someone is attempting to scare people into sending money.

The callback number has reportedly come back to the New Bedford Police Department, making it more believable, officers said.

Officers are advising residents to not fall for any spam calls and to not send money or personal information and rather, hang up.

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