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Warning: Scammers posing as Port Barre law enforcement

SCAM ALERT
Posted at 2:28 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 15:28:15-05

Police are warning Port Barre residents to a phone scam going around.

The scammer claims to be law enforcement and identifies themselves as a representative or officer from a law enforcement agency and will tell you that there's a warrant for your arrest. They well then give you a phone number to call to set up a payment to take care of the warrant, according to Police Chief Deon Boudreaux.

The Port Barre Police Department's phone number actually shows up on the caller ID. The number the scammer ordered the victim to call was (718) 502-8854. A quick internet search revealed that number is tied to a scam.

If you get a call from the police department and the caller says you have a warrant, hang up and call (337) 585-6212.

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