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.READ MORE: Uncertainty Surrounds New Omicron Variant: 'We Don't Have Answers Yet'
After identifying himself, the caller claims there is an active warrant out for the victim’s arrest unless they pay $4,000.READ MORE: 2 Injured After Stabbing In Pittsburgh's Arlington Heights Neighborhood
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.”MORE NEWS: Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Says Build Back Better Will Help Retrain Workers For Pittsburgh's Jobs Of The Future
Chief Hawk is telling anyone that receives this call to immediately hang up and contact their local police department to file a report.