MPD warns of phone scammers asking for money

MPD warns of phone scammers asking for money

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.

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