The Longview Police Department is warning citizens about a scam happening in the area.
According to Longview Police, a man with a heavy foreign accent has been calling citizens and portraying himself as a police officer. The number that shows up on caller ID is the Longview Police number.
The is attempting to get information from citizens by telling them he is from Longview Police Department and is trying to collect on bad debts. The unknown suspect is telling victims if they do not pay their balance at a local store, they will have to go to jail for an extended amount of time.
Police warn citizens to never give their private information over the phone, especially to an unsolicited caller. Police say they will never contact a citizen and request to be given pertinent information, including social security numbers, driver's license numbers, or other credit or debit card information.
Citizens who may have received these calls are encouraged to contact Longview Police at (903) 237-1199 with as many details as possible.
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