WEXFORD (KDKA) – McCandless Police are warning residents of a phone scam claiming to be a police sergeant.

According to police, the victim would get a call from a man that says he is a McCandless Police Department sergeant by name.

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After identifying himself, the caller claims there is an active warrant out for the victim’s arrest unless they pay $4,000.

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In an email, McCandless Police Department Chief of Police Ryan Hawk said, “McCandless Police Officers will not call citizens and demand money for any reason.”

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Chief Hawk is telling anyone that receives this call to immediately hang up and contact their local police department to file a report.