The Tuscaloosa Police Department sent out a warning Thursday evening about a scam making its rounds using what appears to be their non-emergency number.
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TPD says the scam tells people they have federal warrants that can be handled by sending money.
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"TPD dispatchers have answered several calls today from people who received calls from what appeared to be our main non-emergency number," the Tuscaloosa Police said in a Facebook post.
"Scammers have spoofed the number, and are telling people they have federal warrants they can take care of by sending money through money transfer apps or gift cards."


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