WALKER -- Telephone scam artists are at it again, trying to hide behind a police badge, according to the Walker Police Department spokesman.

“We have received several reports today (Wednesday) from people who have been contacted by a man calling from telephone number (225) 618-5305, claiming to be with the Walker Police Department,” Capt. John Sharp said.

Sharp said the man, who claims to be Officer Brian Ward, says he is calling to collect money owed for an outstanding warrant.

“This is a scam,” Sharp said. “We do not call people who have outstanding warrants and demand payment over the telephone.

“If you receive such a call, hang up immediately and please let us know about the call.”

The Police Department can be reached at (225) 664-3125.

Recently, scammers were calling Livingston Parish residents claiming to be from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. The scammers got their caller ID to show a Sheriff’s Office phone number.

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