Scammers act as police

Local News

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The police department wants to make you aware of of a scam going on in the area.

Decatur PD says people are calling and stating they are police who then demand money for alleged warrants or citations otherwise the victim will be arrested.

The scammers then tell victims to send money through Money Pak, Green Dot, ITunes or other types of prepaid cards.

The department says if you get a call like this, hang up and most importantly, do not send them money.

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