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The St. Joseph Police Department has identified a phone scam where an unknown individual from outside the city is calling citizens and impersonating a police officer.

He is even using the names of actual police officers and will state that the person being called has a warrant and can handle it by paying a fee.

The SJPD stated that this is a scam, and to contact the police department if you receive a call. It also reminded everyone to not make a payment over the phone.

Maykayla Hancock can be reached at makayla.hancock@newspressnow.com. Follow her on Twitter: @NPNowHancock.