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    Broken Arrow Police warn about phone scam asking for money

    29 days ago

    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Broken Arrow Police are warning citizens about a phone scam circulating in the community.

    In a Facebook post , the Broken Arrow Police Department (BAPD) said someone is impersonating the Deputy Chief of Police.

    According to BAPD, the imposter will tell people they need to pay to avoid arrest. No member of the police department would ever request money over the phone, police said.

    Phone calls impersonating authorities are a common scam. The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office warned about a fake lieutenant threatening people with warrants to try and get their financial information last November. A scammer tried something similar in March, claiming to be a Tulsa County sheriff's deputy demanding fines.

    Even the Tulsa Animal Welfare had to warn pet owners about scammers posing as the shelter asking for money. The shelter, like law enforcement, said they'll never ask for money over the phone.

    Broken Arrow Police say you shouldn't engage if you receive a scam call or message. Instead, report it to their non-emergency number at 918-259-8400.

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