The Battle Ground Police Department is warning the public about phone scammers falsely identifying themselves as Police Officers.
The scammers place a phone call to a local resident claiming to be a Battle Ground Police Officer, even using the name of a real officer, to threaten legal action or arrest unless a payment is made immediately. The calls and voicemails can be very convincing and may even appear to be from the police department on caller ID – but it’s not. It is a scam – fake and illegal. The Battle Ground Police Department never conducts this type of business over the phone nor will they ever ask for any kind of payment.
If you receive a call or voicemail like this, hang up and report it by calling 3-1-1.