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On Your Side: Phone scammer poses as Weaver police officer

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WEAVER, AL (WBRC) -

Weaver police say they have had reports of scammers posing as officers in order to steal your money.

According to police, the scammer will call the victim by phone and say they are with the "Financial Crimes Unit". This officer claims to be calling about a bad check, an old fine, child support payments or even a loan that was never paid.

The caller says the only way to stop officers from showing up at the door to arrest you and take you to jail is to pay $400 immediately.

Fortunately some Weaver residents called local police before pulling out their checkbooks. Officers tried calling the phone number that shows up on caller id, which is 1-844-795-3416. After some research they quickly realized this so called unit was up to no good.

According to a post on the Weaver Police Department's Facebook page, "THIS IS A SCAM". It says police will not call you demanding money.

While some police departments across the country have "financial crimes units", they don't call citizens and threaten to arrest them unless they send money.

If you get a similar call, from that number or any others, the best thing to do is to hang up.

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