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Decatur police warn of scammer pretending to be an officer

Police say the scammer is asking for money.

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 8:35 AM
Updated: Feb 24, 2020 8:37 AM

Decatur police have received reports of local businesses getting phone calls from a scammer claiming to be an officer.

Officials say the scammer has requested donations on behalf of the Decatur Police Department.

“The caller has been reported as persistent,” police say.

The police department warns it is not soliciting funds and will never ask for money over the phone. You should not give your personal banking information to someone you don’t know.

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