CREATED May. 8, 2013
ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - If you live in Oro Valley, the police department is warning to be on the lookout for a person impersonating a police detective
Oro Valley police say someone claiming to be detective with the department called a woman and told her she needed to send money in order to receive an insurance settlement from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
The cop imposter's number appeared to be from the Oro Vallye police, but the department says it did not make those calls.
All police are required to give their name and badge number if you ask. If someone contacts you claiming to be a police officer, police advice you to contact that department to check the person's identity.
For Oro Valley, the non-emergency line to call is 520-229-4900.
If you have any info to help Oro Valley police catch this imposter, call 9-1-1 or 88-crime.
Oro Valley police also want to remind everyone to be careful when talking to people offering money or deals that seem too good to be true.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department is investigating similar reports of fraud by someone claiming to be a Tucson Police officer.