Police in Hampden are warning area residents after receiving a call of a scam by someone claiming to be a police officer.
Authorities say a resident received a call by someone claiming to be a Springfield police officer. The man reportedly asked for money to bail someone out of jail.
The suspect requested money through a prepaid debit card.
The name of the officer given does not match any Springfield Police Department personnel.
If you receive a call like this, report it to the Springfield Police Department.
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