MADISON, Wis. — Madison police are warning of a scammer who they said is impersonating a police officer.
Police received a report from a local business earlier this week, about a call that the business owner received. The caller allegedly claimed to be an MPD lieutenant and “spoofed” their phone number so it appeared to be coming from the North police district.
“This isn’t terribly uncommon,” Captain Kelly Donahue said. “However with technology we’re seeing people be a little bit more savvy.”
Police said the scammer asked the business for money. Officials said that MPD will never call you to recoup fines.
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