Avondale PD: Be wary of new telephone warrant scam

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Telephone scammers are faking warrants to get into your wallet.  (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Telephone scammers are faking warrants to get into your wallet. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Telephone scammers have a new way to get into your wallet.

The Avondale Police Department has caught on to a new scam involving a caller claiming to be a police officer.

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The fake officer will explain that you have an active warrant and that you can either turn yourself in or pay a fine over the phone. 

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A police officer will never call you directly about a warrant and they will never ask you for payment.

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The Avondale police posted a list of tips to protect yourself from these scammers. 

(Source: Facebook/Avondale AZ Police Department

(Source: Facebook/Avondale AZ Police Department)

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