SCAM ALERT: Fake Georgetown Police calls

Georgetown Police say someone is pretending to be an officer asking for money

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Georgetown Police Department posted to Facebook Wednesday, warning community members of a phone scam.

Police say someone has been spoofing the department’s telephone number, 502-863-7826, and calling people pretending to be someone from the department inquiring about a missing person.

During the call, police say the scammer will tell you your phone number was the last one the missing person called. Police say the scammer then asks for $1,500 (amounts could vary depending on the scammer) to help the missing person’s family.

Georgetown Police say if you receive this call, doubt its legitimacy and call the real police department at the non-emergency number 502-863-7820.

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