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Authorities warn residents about scam calls posing as Cottonwood Heights police to solicit funds

Authorities warn residents about scam calls posing as Cottonwood Heights police to solicit funds

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COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Cottonwood Heights Police Department alerted residents Thursday about scammers who are using the department's official phone number in an effort to collect money under the guise the resident has an outstanding warrant for their arrest.

In the past week, residents have reported receiving these phone calls and say the caller ID displays the department's phone number, according to a news release from Cottonwood Heights police.

Police say the caller claims to be from Cottonwood Heights police, says the resident has an outstanding warrant for their arrest, and then asks for money over the phone.

Cottonwood Heights police said if residents receive a phone call that appears to be from the department's phone number and the caller asks for money, to know these calls are "100 percent false."

"The Cottonwood Heights Police Department will never ask for money for any reason," the release stated. "If an individual does have warrants, we will contact you in person."

The department's phone number is 801-944-7100 and police ask for anyone who's received the scam calls, which would appear to come from that same number, to call the department directly at its number.

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