The Mobile Police Department released information about scammers posing as employees of the police department and threatening to arrest people.

Cpl. Katrina Frazier, with the Public Affairs Office, said citizens are being targeted by people demanding payment for an alleged outstanding warrant. The scammer then tells the person will go to jail if they do not pay.

"It is important to note that this is a fraudulent scheme, and the Mobile Police Department will never contact individuals via phone, email or any other means to demand payment for any reason," Frazier said. "Moreover, the department does not issue arrest warrants over the phone. Therefore, if you receive a call or email from someone claiming to be associated with the Mobile Police Department and asking for money or personal information, exercise caution."

MPD said citizens should be mindful and vigilant regarding potential scams and to call the police if they receive a similar call or suspect scamming activity.

"We want to ensure the safety of our community, and we must work together to protect ourselves from scammers and criminals," Frazier added.

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