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Abbeville Police warn of telephone scammers impersonating law enforcement

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 15:23:56-05

The Abbeville Police Department says it has received complaints in regards to a scam thatother local agencies has reported this week.

The Abbeville Police Department says the calls have been regarding solicitations for money from individuals over the phone. These calls, according to APD, are made by subjects claiming to represent the Abbeville Police Department.

They say that some of the calls have demanded money to resolve a warrant. Other calls have been placed asking for monetary donations for the Abbeville Police Department.

Chief Spearman is reminding residents that the Abbeville Police Department does not solicit any kind of donations over the phone, nor does it accept any type of payment over the phone. All citizens are encouraged to contact law enforcement if they receive this type of phone call.
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