MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department is warning the public about a phone scam using the department's name.
MPD said a man received a phone call from an unknown number that claimed to be with MPD.
The caller said the man needed to send $250 through Western Union to "clear his name."
MPD said officers will never ask money from someone in this manner. If you are contacted by a similar scammer, write down their number, hang up, and file a police report.