Jefferson City police warn of phone scam

(AP Graphic)
(AP Graphic)

JEFFERSON CITY (WATE) – The Jefferson City Police Department is warning residents of a scammer calling and asking for donations for a phony fundraiser.

The caller solicits donations for the “Jefferson City Police Department Junior Police Officer Foundation.” Police say it is not a legitimate fundraiser and is not endorsed by them. They say do not release any personal information.

If you would like to report a scam or have any questions, call the JCPD at (865) 475-2002. You should never give out personal information to someone over the phone.

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