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Scam caller demands money, claims to be from Madison Police

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 MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police say a number of residents have contacted the department about a potential fraud concern.

They say at least 25 people have received calls from a number that is possibly associated with the Madison Police Department, and the caller is usually a man with a foreign accent.

The man tells the person there is a warrant out for their arrest, and to avoid going to jail the person needed to put money on a pre-loaded money pack card and make the funds available for him.

Madison police say financial information should never be given to anyone over the phone you are not familiar with.

Police also say the department never coordinates the payment of warrant fees over the phone, and if anyone receives this type of call, to report it to your local authorities.

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