HPD: Scammers asking for donations for police department

HPD: Scammers asking for donations for police department
The Hattiesburg Police Department would like to warn the citizens about a phone scam that has recently occurred. (Photo source: WDAM)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - If you get a call asking for donations for the Hattiesburg Police Department, ignore it. According to HPD, it's a scam.

Police department spokesman Ryan Moore said someone reported receiving a call from the number 601-875-1303 Thursday. According to Moore, the caller was posing as a member of the police department and asked for donations.

Moore said the police department is not soliciting funds in any way.

If you receive a call that matches this description, please call the Hattiesburg Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867.