Person calling people in NC claims to be Burlington officer, asks for info, payment, police say

Burlington city leaders approve Community Police Advisory Team

Burlington city leaders approve Community Police Advisory Team

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Officers with the Burlington Police Department are asking for the public to be aware of a phone scam.

The BPD received multiple reports of someone calling people in North Carolina and pretending to be a Burlington police officer.

The number that appears on the caller ID is a Burlington police number, but the call back number the impersonator is leaving is not a Burlington number.

The calls reported have been in connection with an ongoing civil case. The caller requests the resident to submit information and payment related to a case.

A Burlington officer will never make a monetary request. When you receive a call from a Burlington police officer, they should be able to cite a case ID number.

If you suspect that the caller is not a law enforcement officer, ask for a call back number and call them back on that number to verify.

If you believe that someone has impersonated a law enforcement officer, or if you have questions, please call the Burlington Police Department’s non-emergency number at (336) 229-3500.

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