Lexington Police Department is warning residents of a local scam

The Lexington Police Department is warning residents of a local scam. 

The Lexington Police Department was contacted by a concerned citizen who received a message as “urgent” from a person claiming to be a Lexington Police Officer.  When the number was called back the person answered as “Lexington Police.”  The citizen was then informed to send money by Green Dot Card to a US Marshal’s Office in Arlington, VA.  The suspect also threatened to arrest the individual if they did not comply.    

Please understand that this is a scam and the Lexington Police Department is looking into this incident.  If you are contacted with this scam please call (859) 258-3600 with as much details as possible.

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Scam Alert