West Des Moines Police Investigating Impersonation of Officer

Post Date:05/01/2020 3:33 PM


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Mediarelations@wdm.iowa.gov

We are investigating reports of a person impersonating a West Des Moines Police officer and demanding money from people for various reasons. We want you to know these calls are not legitimate.

A West Des Moines Police officer will not contact you by telephone and:

  • Demand money
  • Seek payment for outstanding traffic citations
  • Claim you have an arrest warrant that you can eliminate by paying with money or gift cards
  • Seek the payment of unpaid taxes
  • Request personal information such as your social security, bank account, or credit card numbers

If you are contacted by a person representing themselves as a West Des Moines Police officer and asking for this or similar information, you are encouraged to call us at (515) 222-3321 to report the incident.

 

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