If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be the Springfield police department, hang up and call the real Springfield police department.
A group of phone scammers are pretending to be calling from the Springfield police department according to the department’s public information officer.
“They’re saying things like ‘your son has been arrested in Springfield, Missouri. We need money to bail him out,'” Jasmine Bailey said.
Bailey said the majority of the people calling the Springfield PD about the scam are elderly. The callers are being referred to their local police departments because the Springfield PD isn’t involved in the active investigation into the spoof calls.