SCAM ALERT: Suspect ‘spoofing’ LPD’s non-emergency number

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — According to Lincoln Police, a suspect is impersonating officers to scam residents.

Just before 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, a 21-year-old victim reported someone had “spoofed” Lincoln Police Department’s (LPD) non-emergency number.

The caller claimed she had unpaid citations and if she didn’t pay them, she would be arrested. The caller then instructed the victim to purchase MoneyPak Visa Cards and give them the serial numbers over the phone.

The victim lost about $1,300 dollars.

Lincoln Police believe the scammer is using publically available information from collision reports to target victims.

LPD wants to remind residents that they will never contact you and demand money through gift cards to avoid a warrant.

If you have any doubts or concerns, call 441-6000 to verify an officer’s identity or to report a scam.

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