Parma residents are being targeted in a phone scam

(Cuyahoga County) - Parma Police have issued a scam alert. Their agency is receiving calls from citizens that are reporting being contacted by Sgt. Dean Leon from the Parma PD, where he allegedly solicits money in lieu of receiving an arrest warrant. 

Investigators stress, these are bogus calls, and that the Parma Police Department does not solicit funds over the phone. 

They are urging residents not to give personal, credit card, or gift card information over the phone to anyone that calls. 

Anyone with questions as to whether or not they are talking to a “real” Parma Police Officer, they should contact the city's law enforcement communications center at (440) 885-1234.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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