DANVILLE, Calif. (BCN) — Someone is posing as a Danville Police officer to scam callers, Danville Police Chief Allan Shields warned residents on Monday. Callers are told that they have missed jury duty and that they need to pay a fine or a warrant for their arrest will be issued, Shields said.

The chief posted a YouTube video advising the public of the scam, it can be viewed here. In the video, the chief plays a sample of one of the calls. “I have documentation that’s been forwarded to my department that needs immediate attention,” says the person posing as a Danville Police officer, who then gives out a phone number.

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Chief Shields said they learned of the recent scams from someone who received a call and thought it sounded suspicious. “Good job, Danville,” said the chief. “Continue not taking that bait.”

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