Columbia Police Department Warns Citizens of Scam Alert

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The Columbia Police Department has received several calls from concerned citizens about an ongoing scam in the community.

Citizens are stating that they are receiving calls from an individual claiming to be an officer with Columbia Police Department and asking them for money. The caller is stating that you need to pay a sum of money or face arrest.

This is a scam and citizens of Columbia should be aware of this and use precautions when dealing with calls from scammers.

The Columbia Police Department nor any other law enforcement agency will ever demand money in lieu of arrest. Please don’t fall victim to this scam.

If you have fallen victim to this scam and have a monetary loss, please contact the Columbia Police Department or have any questions regarding the scam call 931-388-2727.

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