CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Police in Chesterfield, Missouri are warning of a new scam where someone is impersonating a Chesterfield Police Captain and asking for money.
The scam involves a man calling victims and saying he is “Captain David Watson” of the Chesterfield Police Department. The caller then tells the unsuspecting victim they missed a date to serve on a federal jury at the Chesterfield City Hall and tells them to pay a $500 fine through a Green Dot Pre-Paid Card to avoid being arrested.
Currently, four potential victims have alerted authorities to the scam. One victim, believing the call to be legitimate, did comply with the scammer’s request.
The department advises the community that no officer or government official should be calling to request money from a citizen for any reason. If someone does receive a call they are unsure about from an officer of government official they should contact their local police department to report it.
Anyone with information leading to the identification of the suspect are asked to contact the Chesterfield Police Department at 636-537-3000