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Scammer using Sarasota Police department number to scam residents

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Posted at 5:54 PM, Nov 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-11 21:56:49-05

Sarasota Police are informing the public of a phone scam. 

 

The person is “spoofing” or using the Sarasota Police Department’s phone number (941-366-8000) to make the call.  The individual says that they are an officer with the Sarasota Police department are asking for money.

 

The Sarasota Police Department says that they would never call for payments or ask for banking information over the phone.

 

If you receive that kind of scammer call, contact the Sarasota Police Department non-emergency line to report the call at 941-316-1199.