Kasson police warn of phone scam

(ABC 6 News) – The Kasson Police department is warning residents about a scammer that used their phone number and called individuals saying they have warrants for their arrest.

Police said they recently got a report from an older couple that someone had called them and the number that came up was Kasson police.

Luckily, the couple recognized the number and didn’t believe the person calling was with the police.

"Basically hang up, tell them I’ll contact my local police department, so just contact us and we’ll advise you, yeah you don’t have a warrant out for your arrest. Make sure that they tell their family and friends that this type of stuff is a scam, so we can get the word out there so they don’t victimize other people," said Kasson Police Chief Josh Hanson.

The impersonators sometimes use the real names of local police officers in their scams and will try to get people to send money or gift cards.

Any law enforcement agency, utility company, or government agency will not call and request those types of payment.