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Scam artist claims to be FMPD

Scam artist claims to be FMPD

By Kelli Stegeman. CREATED Jul 12, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Police are warning about a phone scam involving a person claiming to be a detective with the Fort Myers Police Department.

According to officials, the scammer calls and threatens to arrest the victim if he or she does not pay a certain amount of money.
 
Police say the scammer has even made the caller ID show the main number of the department.
 
The most recent victim hung up and reported the call to police. 
 
Officers urging you to do to the same if it ever happens to you. You can reach FMPD at 321-7700.
Kelli Stegeman

Kelli Stegeman

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