Don’t fall for it: scammer claims to be with Richmond Police Dept.

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Richmond Police are warning people about a scam involving the department.

Officers say someone is calling people and telling them they are from the Richmond Police Department and they are collecting money for a missed court date.

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The caller threatens to have the person arrested if they don’t go to a “mobile warrant” website and make a payment.

Richmond Police say they don’t collect payment for any legal fees or fines, they don’t have a mobile warrant website and they usually don’t call before showing up to arrest someone.

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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.