Lexington Police warning citizens of a phone scam

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police are warning people of a phone scam.

Police say scammers, impersonating officers, have been calling people demanding money in order to clear up an arrest warrant.

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They say the number is local and the caller may even use a real officer’s name.

People who receive these calls are advised to hang up immediately.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.