Police warn of new scam

The Webster City Police Department has been alerted to a scam where callers have posed as local law enforcement officials, according to a press release.

The department has received several complaints of individuals identifying themselves as law enforcement officers trying to collect money from citizens. Generally, the caller will identify themselves as a member of the Sheriff’s Office or Police Department and say that an arrest warrant will be issued if money is not paid, according to the release from Sgt. Shiloh Mork.

The Webster City Police Department wants to alert citizens to these phone calls and caution against providing any personal information over the phone or agreeing to transfer any money. Law enforcement will not ask for money over the phone.

If citizens have any questions about the validity of a phone call, the Webster City Police Department said to contact their local law enforcement agency.