LINCOLN–(KFOR May 9)–Two scams reported to Lincoln Police on Monday where the scammer pretends to be an LPD officer.
Sgt. Chris Vollmer on Tuesday said a 53-year-old Lincoln woman on Monday got a call on her phone with the caller ID indicating it was the LPD non-emergency number. The caller claimed the victim failed to appear in federal court and had to pay $14,000 in fines or face arrest. Payment could be made through Apple Pay or another method and the victim told the scammer she would call the police non-emergency number to verify and the caller hung up.
A similar call Monday happened to a 31-year-old woman, who was told to go to the Hy-Vee at 70th and Pioneers to pay her fines by money order, but she felt this was a scam and told the caller she would rather speak to an officer in person.
No money was lost in both cases.