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Police warn of fake 'shop with a cop' calls

Posted at 10:10 AM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 10:10:30-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Police are warning Southwest Florida residents of scam phone calls attempting to collect money for "shop with a cop".

Fort Myers Police say a citizen reported getting a call from an individual asking for donations to "shop with a cop".

The scammer claimed 911 calls would be delayed if contributions were not made.

Police say that if you get this call, hang up and contact the FMPD non-emergency phone number at (239) 321-7700.