ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — An alert posted on the Facebook page for the St. Louis County Police Fenton Precinct is alerting residents to a new phone scam. This time, the caller is posing as a St. Louis County police officer. And worse, the scammer has a way of making the call look like it's coming from an official St. Louis County Police Department line.

But don't be fooled: the caller claims to have information about a criminal warrant, and demands a money transfer to resolve it.

⚠️Good morning, residents. It has been brought to our attention that scammers (once again) are calling our residents. This time, they're claiming to be a St. Louis County Police officer. They are...

Vera Culley, social media manager for the St. Louis County Police Department, says that the department received about a half-dozen calls on Thursday from residents who heard from the scammer.

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The Facebook post reminds residents that no one from St. Louis County Police Department will ever call you to demand money.

And if you're wondering whether you got a real call or a scam call, call the department's communications line at 636-529-8210 to talk to the department directly.

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