Provo police warn residents of phone scam

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PROVO, Utah, Aug. 12, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Provo police officials are warning residents about a phone scam Monday.

“Have you received a call from someone identifying themselves as a Provo police officer requesting payment for a warrant or advising your credit card has been used fraudulently? Well, that CALL is FRAUDULENT!” said a tweet from Provo Police Department.

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Provo police officers will never call you and request you send in a payment, the tweet said.

“DO NOT, DO NOT send a money order or gift cards!” the tweet added. “Rather, you will receive something in the mail from us or we will come visit you.”

To report a phone scam, call Provo Police Department on 801-852-6210.

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