Grove City Police are asking local residents to be aware of a scammer claiming to be an officer with the department.
Some residents have reported that the calls appear to be made the phone number of the Grove City Police, but in fact they are not.
In addition to falsely spoofing this number, the scammer threatens the people who are called with arrest warrants and legal action unless they receive money.
Grove City Police will never ask for money in order to keep someone out of jail. All payments for outstanding fines should be made only to the court and never to a police officer. Personal information should not be shared over the phone in this sort of situation.