Tips on avoiding scammers pretending to be law enforcement

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Scammers are calling people pretending to be law enforcement and saying they will arrest their victims if they don’t pay them.

The Springfield Police Department offered a few tips for people to help avoid falling for this kind of scam:

  • Government agencies will never ask for payments over the phone.
  • Never send money or give personal information in response to an unexpected request.
  • Don’t always trust caller ID because technology makes it easy for scammers to fake that information.

If you get a call from someone who says they are in law enforcement and ask for money, hang up and call the real police.

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