St. Joseph Police Dept. warns of phone scam

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The St. Joseph Police Department is warning area residents of a recent phone scam. 

According to St. Joseph Police Capt. Jeff Wilson, an individual from outside the city is calling residents and identifying himself as a police officer.

“He is even using the names of actual officers,” Wilson says in an email. “Then (he) will state that the person being called has a warrant and can handle it through a monetary arrangement.  
This is a scam.”

Wilson says anyone who receives a call like this should contact the Police Department and not make any payments the phone. The number for non-emergency calls to the St. Joseph Police Department is (816) 271-4777.