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The Johnston Police Department is warning residents about a new imposter scam. The scammers are impersonating a member of the Johnston Police Department. While impersonating the officer, the scammers will attempt to solicit payment for not pressing charges or threaten violence if not paid. The scam may come in a series of calls.
"Calls threatening you or asking for money are flat-out scams – don't become a victim," said Johnston Police Chief, Dennis McDaniel. "These scammers steal the names of real agency personnel solely to scare you into paying them. While the scammers may change up the phone numbers they are calling from; they are calling for one mission, to get you to share your account information, or send money."
The Johnston Police Department offers these tips to avoid imposter scams:
If you do receive a scam call, please contact the Johnston Police Department at 515-278-2345.