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ST. GEORGE- Those who receive calls from someone claiming to represent the Cedar City Police Department while “demanding money and threatening warrants,” should report the incident to dispatch as a possible scam, police said. of Cedar City.

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The Cedar City Police Department posted on its Facebook page that it had received reports that someone called or texted people in Cedar City posing as a police officer.

“It’s fraud,” the message said.

The individual is demanding money from citizens and threatening them with arrest if they don’t pay, Cedar City Police Sgt. Clint Pollock said, noting that’s not the department’s process.

Pollock said the individual was spoofing the Cedar City Police Department’s phone number and using the officers’ names, adding that citizens who received such calls should contact the dispatcher at 435-586-2955.

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