The Natchitoches Police Department has been made aware of scammers who are attempting to defraud citizens out of money by posing as police officers. This is a common phone scam and the suspects are “spoofing” the phone number of the Natchitoches Police Department and using the actual names of NPD officers. When scammers spoof a phone number it appears on the recipient’s caller ID as if the call is coming from the police department.
The Natchitoches Police Department would never contact any citizen in an attempt to receive any money for fine payment or for active warrants over the phone.
If you receive a phone call from a scammer never give them any personal information and end the call immediately.