Sioux Falls Police Warn Residents of Police Impersonator
We can never thank the men and women in blue enough for their service, especially on January 9th, National Law Enforcement Day. The Sioux Falls Police Department does whatever it takes to keep its residents safe. This includes alerting the public about new scams in the area.
The newest scam tormenting the city involves a person impersonating an employee with the Sioux Falls Police Department.
Officials explain that this scammer is posing as an employee with the Department to "resolve a legal issue."
The SFPD is aware that someone is misrepresenting themselves as a SFPD employee and leaving voicemail messages asking them to call a specific number back to resolve a “legal issue.” If you question the validity of the call please contact the SFPD at 605-367-7212 to verify. The SFPD will never ask citizens to pay fines over the phone or with gift cards.
This isn't the first time scammers masquerading as police officers have targeted Sioux Falls residents. It's great that the City of Sioux Falls Police Department has stated the department will never call about paying fines over the phone or with gift cards.
If you have questions about a scam call, call 605-367-7212.
A helpful resource to track the latest scams in the area is the South Dakota Better Business Bureau. You can even report scams or businesses by clicking here.
It's always a good personal safety practice to stay informed about these pesky scams. Thank you to the force of the City of Sioux Falls Police Department!