Scammers claiming to be Roanoke Police

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ)- The Roanoke City Police Department is reporting a scam that involves their own name.

Investigators tell us that scammers are posing as a captain at the Roanoke Police Training Academy. The caller then asks for charitable donations to benefit the academy via credit card.

Roanoke Police says they do not solicit any charitable donations for the academy.

If anyone has any information call the Roanoke Police Department tip line at 540-344-8500.