KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Raymore Police Department is warning the public about a new phone scam.
Scammers, according to the department, are "spoofing" its phone number so it appears as though the police are calling.
"The callers pretend to be from the department or other law enforcement agencies and then accuse the victim of a crime and demand money in the form of gift cards in exchange for dropping arrest warrants and charges," RPD said in a Facebook post.
Anyone who has received calls that fit this description is asked to report it to Raymore police at 816-331-0530.
For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.
Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015.